International GCSE Science

International GCSE Science

The international GCSE Science (Double Award) is worth two international GCSEs.

The international GCSE Science specification includes all the Paper 1 material from the three main single science international GCSEs: Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and none of the Paper 2 material. The course does not include coursework.

Written by experienced science teachers and subject specialists, Marion Green, Michael Jones and Philip West, the course provides excellent preparation for the international GCSE Science examination.


The Oxford Open Learning Trust’s international GCSE Science course is designed to follow the structure of the Edexcel 4SC0/4SD0 specifications and is divided

The course is supplied in 3 separate folders, one each for the Biology, Chemistry and Physics sections of the specification as follows:

Biology

  • Module 1: Cells and Organisms
  • Module 2: Plant and Animal Physiology A
  • Module 3: Plant and Animal Physiology B
  • Module 4: Inheritance
  • Module 5: Ecology and Food Production

Chemistry

  • Module 1: Introducing Chemistry
  • Module 2: Chemistry Investigations
  • Module 3: Chemical Patterns
  • Module 4: Chemistry in Practice
  • Module 5: Organic Chemistry
  • Module 6:  Chemistry Calculations

Physics

  • Module 1: Forces and Motion
  • Module 2: Electricity
  • Module 3: Waves
  • Module 4: Energy Resources and Energy Transfer
  • Module 5: Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Module 6: Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  • Module 7: Radioactivity and Particles

Students will also need to have access to the internet.

 


The course was developed to meet the requirements of Edexcel specification 4SC0, for examinations up until January 2019.

We are also offering a new Science IGCSE for exams in Summer 2019 and beyond. This will be under the syllabus 4SD0.


For exams in Summer 2018 and January 2019:

The international GCSE Science examination consists of 3 papers, one each for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each exam lasts 2 hours.

Each paper will assess Biology/Chemistry/Physics across all Assessment Objectives as set out in the specification. The maximum mark for each paper will be 120.

For exams in Summer 2019 and  beyond:

The international GCSE Science examination consists of 3 papers, one each for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each exam lasts 2 hours.

Each paper will assess Biology/Chemistry/Physics across all Assessment Objectives as set out in the specification. The maximum mark for each paper will be 110.

 

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Science IGCSE FAQs

The international GCSE Science 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 Science does not include practical course work, making it convenient for distance learners.

The Science 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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