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iGCSE Chemistry (International GCSE) – Exam Included

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iGCSE Chemistry (International GCSE) – Exam Included

This Course at a Glance

  • Study atoms, molecules and ions to understand the world around us
  • An ideal starting point to progress towards inventive science-based careers
  • Provides students with an equivalent to GCSEs
  • Level 2 internationally recognised qualification 
  • Progress to A Level Chemistry study
  • Exam included 
  • 100% online
 

About Your Course

The study of Chemistry enables us to examine, understand and manipulate substances for beneficial use. By understanding the properties, composition and structure of elements and compounds, we can harness both naturally occurring or artificially produced substances for our benefit. 
 
As such, Chemistry has led to the development of vital vaccines that cure disease, insulin that manages conditions like diabetes and the production of highly adaptable and useful materials like plastic. 
 
By gaining academic qualifications in Chemistry, you can progress towards a host of creative and inventive scientific careers that are at the forefront of discovery. Should this be your goal, a Level 2  International GCSE (iGCSE) in Chemistry is an ideal place to start. 
 
The course is designed to give  learners an equivalent to GCSEs that is recognised globally. It is also designed to provide the perfect platform for building your Chemistry knowledge in higher level study. 
 
Throughout the course, you will explore the principles of Chemistry, as well as inorganic, physical and organic Chemistry. Through these important modules, you will acquire knowledge and understanding of chemical facts, terminology, concepts, principles and practical techniques. You will also be able to select, organise and present relevant information clearly and logically using appropriate vocabulary, definitions and conventions. 
 
There are also opportunities throughout the course to localise the content so that the topics covered apply to your own country. Additional care and attention have also been paid to ensure the online content you will study is interesting and engaging. This course has also been verified as adequate preparation for learners aspiring to advanced Chemistry courses and employment in a Chemistry-related field.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. This International GCSE (iGCSE) Chemistry (9-1) –  Exam Included is an Edexcel academic qualification awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation. This course is part of a suite of International GCSE qualifications offered by Pearson.
 
With more than 150 years of international education experience, Edexcel qualifications have firm academic foundations, built on the traditions and rigour associated with Britain’s education system.
 
Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your iGCSEs from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.
Unit 1: Principles of Chemistry
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • States of matter
  • Elements, compounds and mixtures
  • Atomic structure
  • The Periodic Table
  • Chemical formulae, equations and calculations
  • Ionic bonding
  • Covalent bonding
  • Metallic bonding
  • Electrolysis
Unit 2: Inorganic Chemistry 
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • Group 1 (alkali metals) – lithium, sodium and potassium
  • Group 7 (halogens) – chlorine, bromine and iodine
  • Gases in the atmosphere
  • Reactivity series
  • Extraction and uses of metals
  • Acids, alkalis and titrations
  • Acids, bases and salt preparations
  • Chemical tests
Unit 3: Physical Chemistry
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • Energetics
  • Rates of reaction
  • Reversible reactions and equilibria
Unit 4: Organic Chemistry
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • Introduction
  • Crude oil
  • Alkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Esters
  • Synthetic polymers

This online iGCSE qualification builds on the content, knowledge and skills that are explored and developed in Key Stage 3, the programme of study aimed at ages 11–14, or international equivalents for Science.

As such, there are no entry requirements to enrol on this course. However, the assessments for this iGCSE are only available in English, and for this reason, each learner must be able to work in English.

It is recommended that learners can read and write in English at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

*You will have access to the course for 18 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

This International GCSE in Chemistry comprises two externally-assessed papers:
Chemistry Paper 1
  • Externally assessed
  • Takes place in January and June
  • 61.1% of the total International GCSE 
  • Questions can be on any of the modules covered
  • 2-hour written examination 
  • 110 marks in total
  • A combination of question styles
  • Calculators can be used
Chemistry Paper 2
  • Externally assessed
  • Takes place in January and June
  • 38.9% of the total International GCSE 
  • Questions can be on any of the modules covered
  • 1-hour and 15-minute written examination 
  • 70 marks in total
  • A combination of question styles
  • Calculators can be used

Tutors & Exams

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams currently have five examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

In addition to their examination centres they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

On successful completion of this iGCSE, and the associated exam, you will have gained an iGCSE in Chemistry. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has also been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure.

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this International GCSE (iGCSE) Chemistry (9-1) you can progress to:
  • International Advanced Subsidiary, for example in Chemistry
  • International Advanced Level, for example in Chemistry
  • GCE Advanced Subsidiary, for example in Chemistry
  • GCE Advanced Level, for example in Chemistry
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications in science, for example, BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science
  • Other comparable, Level 3 qualifications, such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas
  • Employment, for example in a science-based industry where an apprenticeship may be available

iGCSE Chemistry (International GCSE) – Exam Included

This Course at a Glance

  • Study atoms, molecules and ions to understand the world around us
  • An ideal starting point to progress towards inventive science-based careers
  • Provides students with an equivalent to GCSEs
  • Level 2 internationally recognised qualification 
  • Progress to A Level Chemistry study
  • Exam included 
  • 100% online
 

About Your Course

The study of Chemistry enables us to examine, understand and manipulate substances for beneficial use. By understanding the properties, composition and structure of elements and compounds, we can harness both naturally occurring or artificially produced substances for our benefit. 
 
As such, Chemistry has led to the development of vital vaccines that cure disease, insulin that manages conditions like diabetes and the production of highly adaptable and useful materials like plastic. 
 
By gaining academic qualifications in Chemistry, you can progress towards a host of creative and inventive scientific careers that are at the forefront of discovery. Should this be your goal, a Level 2  International GCSE (iGCSE) in Chemistry is an ideal place to start. 
 
The course is designed to give  learners an equivalent to GCSEs that is recognised globally. It is also designed to provide the perfect platform for building your Chemistry knowledge in higher level study. 
 
Throughout the course, you will explore the principles of Chemistry, as well as inorganic, physical and organic Chemistry. Through these important modules, you will acquire knowledge and understanding of chemical facts, terminology, concepts, principles and practical techniques. You will also be able to select, organise and present relevant information clearly and logically using appropriate vocabulary, definitions and conventions. 
 
There are also opportunities throughout the course to localise the content so that the topics covered apply to your own country. Additional care and attention have also been paid to ensure the online content you will study is interesting and engaging. This course has also been verified as adequate preparation for learners aspiring to advanced Chemistry courses and employment in a Chemistry-related field.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. This International GCSE (iGCSE) Chemistry (9-1) –  Exam Included is an Edexcel academic qualification awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation. This course is part of a suite of International GCSE qualifications offered by Pearson.
 
With more than 150 years of international education experience, Edexcel qualifications have firm academic foundations, built on the traditions and rigour associated with Britain’s education system.
 
Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your iGCSEs from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.

Modules

Unit 1: Principles of Chemistry
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • States of matter
  • Elements, compounds and mixtures
  • Atomic structure
  • The Periodic Table
  • Chemical formulae, equations and calculations
  • Ionic bonding
  • Covalent bonding
  • Metallic bonding
  • Electrolysis
Unit 2: Inorganic Chemistry 
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • Group 1 (alkali metals) – lithium, sodium and potassium
  • Group 7 (halogens) – chlorine, bromine and iodine
  • Gases in the atmosphere
  • Reactivity series
  • Extraction and uses of metals
  • Acids, alkalis and titrations
  • Acids, bases and salt preparations
  • Chemical tests
Unit 3: Physical Chemistry
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • Energetics
  • Rates of reaction
  • Reversible reactions and equilibria
Unit 4: Organic Chemistry
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • Introduction
  • Crude oil
  • Alkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Esters
  • Synthetic polymers

Requirements

This online iGCSE qualification builds on the content, knowledge and skills that are explored and developed in Key Stage 3, the programme of study aimed at ages 11–14, or international equivalents for Science.

As such, there are no entry requirements to enrol on this course. However, the assessments for this iGCSE are only available in English, and for this reason, each learner must be able to work in English.

It is recommended that learners can read and write in English at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

*You will have access to the course for 18 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

Assessment

This International GCSE in Chemistry comprises two externally-assessed papers:
Chemistry Paper 1
  • Externally assessed
  • Takes place in January and June
  • 61.1% of the total International GCSE 
  • Questions can be on any of the modules covered
  • 2-hour written examination 
  • 110 marks in total
  • A combination of question styles
  • Calculators can be used
Chemistry Paper 2
  • Externally assessed
  • Takes place in January and June
  • 38.9% of the total International GCSE 
  • Questions can be on any of the modules covered
  • 1-hour and 15-minute written examination 
  • 70 marks in total
  • A combination of question styles
  • Calculators can be used

Tutors & Exams

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams currently have five examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

In addition to their examination centres they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

Qualifications

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

On successful completion of this iGCSE, and the associated exam, you will have gained an iGCSE in Chemistry. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has also been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure.

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this International GCSE (iGCSE) Chemistry (9-1) you can progress to:
  • International Advanced Subsidiary, for example in Chemistry
  • International Advanced Level, for example in Chemistry
  • GCE Advanced Subsidiary, for example in Chemistry
  • GCE Advanced Level, for example in Chemistry
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications in science, for example, BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science
  • Other comparable, Level 3 qualifications, such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas
  • Employment, for example in a science-based industry where an apprenticeship may be available

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