This IGCSE Chemistry Distance Learning Course will help students develop an understanding of the nature of substances and how they react together, how Chemistry is used in business and how our use of raw materials in fuels and manufacturing can affect the global and local environment. Learners will gain new skills required for their use in different situations. You will find this course extremely valuable if you are looking to progress onto A Level Chemistry, seeking a progression route for further training whilst employed or would just like to study this subject as a hobby.
This course will help students develop an understanding of the unifying patterns and themes of chemistry and further appreciate the practical nature of chemistry, developing experimental and investigative skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques.
Students will also develop an appreciation of the importance related to scientific methods of accurate experimental work and accurate reporting. A knowledge will be gained on how to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them using a logical approach to problem-solving in a wider context.
This IGCSE Chemistry Course will show learners how the work of the chemist has social, industrial, technological, environmental and economic consequences for the community. The preparation will be put in place for more advanced courses in chemistry or courses which require a knowledge of chemistry.
The Edexcel IGCSE in Chemistry qualification comprises two externally assessed papers which can be sat in either January or June:
Chemistry Paper 1 Paper code: 4CH1/1CR
Chemistry Paper 2 Paper code: 4CH1/2CR
The CIE IGCSE in Chemistry qualification comprises three externally assessed papers which can be sat in either June or November:
Chemistry Paper 1 Paper code:0971/11
Chemistry Paper 2 Paper code:0971/31
Chemistry Paper 3 Paper code:0971/61
Chemistry Paper 1 Paper code:0971/21
Chemistry Paper 2 Paper code:0971/41
Chemistry Paper 3 Paper code:0971/61
The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.
You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.
Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.
States of matter
Elements, compounds and mixtures
The Periodic Table
Chemical formulae, equations and calculations
Group 1 (alkali metals) – lithium, sodium and potassium
Group 7 (halogens) – chlorine, bromine and iodine
Gases in the atmosphere
Extraction and uses of metals
Acids, alkalis and titrations
Acids, bases and salt preparations
Rates of reaction
Reversible reactions and equilibria
The particulate nature of matter
Atoms, elements and compounds
Electricity and chemistry
Acids, bases and salts
The Periodic Table
Air and water
Q & A
Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?
You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.
What is included with this course?
In-depth study materials covering the full specification
Two years tutor support
Assignment marking and feedback
Will I need to purchase any books?
You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.
Are there any additional costs?
Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.
I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?
Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order that we can advise you further.
Do I have to pay delivery?
For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.
How many hours should I allow for this course?
We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?
Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.
What is the course title and code for this qualification?
Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry course code: 4CH1
CIE IGCSE Chemistry course code: 0973
Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC), the country’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A levels.
In the UK, Edexcel work with more than 5,000 secondary schools, 450 further education colleges, 70 higher education institutions and more than 700 employers and training providers. As the company responsible for marking the national Key Stage 2 and 3 tests, they are also now working with 20,000 junior schools. Internationally, Edexcel operate in 112 countries and every year more than four million people trust their respected learning programmes and qualifications.
University of Cambridge International Examinations
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Course fees for payment in full include:
Course materials which will cover the full Edexcel specification.
Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
Access to a range of online resources.
Access to the NUS student card.
Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.