International GCSE Chemistry

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Chemistry IGCSE

What basic substances make up the world we live in and how do they interact? These are just two of the fundamental questions that chemistry attempts to answer and which you will explore in this fascinating course.

Studying from home in your own time, you will study for about 200 hours before entering the exams as a private candidate.

This course will prepare students for further study in Chemistry or help provide the basic scientific knowledge for a wide range of other professions such as teaching, nursing or midwifery.

Chemistry IGCSE Course Content

The Oxford Open Learning international GCSE Chemistry course is designed to follow the structure of the Edexcel 4CH0 specification and is divided into six modules, as follows:

Module 1: Principles of Chemistry
Module 2: Chemistry of the Elements
Module 3: Organic Chemistry
Module 4: Physical Chemistry
Module 5: Chemistry in Society
Module 6: Investigative Skills
The course enables students to develop a range of scientific skills as they work with diagrams, graphs, statistics, photographic images and online media.

Online

Students should have internet access to carry out some of the research and lesson activities.


The Chemistry IGCSE Syllabus

Oxford Open Learning’s international GCSE Chemistry course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel international GCSE in Chemistry (4CH0) for examination in June 2017 or later years.


Course Assessment

Assessment is by written examination.

  • Paper 1 lasts two hours and is worth two-thirds of the marks.
  • Paper 2 lasts one hour and is worth one third of the marks.

There is no coursework and no practical examination.


Free Access to Online Resources

Oxford Open Learning has teamed up with the award winning Twig video site to provide access to online chemistry resources, specifically filmed to support GCSE level studies.

Each Chemistry IGCSE student will get a free login to be able to view the entire Twig world range incorporating thousands of short educational videos.

Through out your course you will be referred to specific videos to support your learning

An annual subscription to Twig world videos would normally cost £99.


Supporting Resources

Chemistry IGCSE FAQs

The international GCSE Chemistry is of the same level as a GCSE and is examined by Edexcel, one of the UKs most trusted examination boards. A key difference is that IGCSE Chemistry does not include practical course work, making it convenient for distance learners.

The Chemistry International GCSE qualification is accepted as at least the equivalent of GCSE in UK sixth form colleges, FE colleges, universities and other HE institutions.

The Oxford Open Learning courses which are enriched by Twig include extensive links to appropriate films (and other supporting material), lesson by lesson. The student hops from the course materials to the films and back again.

To access the films, students need a special password, supplied at enrolment. Students also need internet access and an e-mail account to benefit from this extraordinary resource which is offered as a “free” extra to students on the relevant courses.

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