International GCSE Combined Science Course (Double Award)

This International GCSE Combined Science Course (Double Award) Distance Learning Course accredited by Edexcel  or Cambridge is assessed via three papers – Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Students are awarded two International GCSE grades.  Covering a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, concepts, principles, themes and patterns, it’s designed as a two-year course for teaching in international schools and colleges and UK independent schools, however through Home Study Zone you are able to complete it much quicker if you wish to.

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£495.00

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Course Description

This IGCSE Combined Science Course Double Award is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed or would like to move onto an A Level in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

This course will help students develop an enthusiasm and interest in the scientific world, appreciating the significance of science in wider personal, social, environmental, economic and technological contexts, with a consideration of ethical issues.

Edexcel

This Edexcel IGCSE Combined Science qualification comprises three externally assessed papers which can be sat in either January or June.

Biology Paper 1 Paper code: 4SD0/1B

Chemistry Paper 1 Paper code: 4SD0/1CR

Physics Paper 1 Paper code: 4SD0/1PR

CIE

The CIE International Combined Science qualification comprises of three exams and you can sit them in either June or November.

Core

Co-ordinated Sciences Paper 1 Paper Code: 0973/11

Co-ordinated Sciences Paper 2 Paper Code: 0973/31

Co-ordinated Sciences Paper 3 Paper Code: 0973/61

Extended

Co-ordinated Sciences Paper 1 Paper Code: 0973/21

Co-ordinated Sciences Paper 2 Paper Code: 0973/41

Co-ordinated Sciences Paper 3 Paper Code: 0973 /61

 

Support

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.

Assessment

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.

Modules

Edexcel

Biology

 

  • The nature and variety of living organisms
  • Structures and functions in living organisms
  • Reproduction and inheritance
  • Ecology and the environment
  • Use of biological resources

 

Chemistry

 

  • Principles of chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry

 

Physics

 

  • Forces and motion
  • Electricity
  • Waves
  • Energy resources and energy transfer
  • Solids, liquids and gases
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Radioactivity and particles
  • Astrophysics

 

CIE

Biology

 

  • Characteristics of living organisms
  • Cells
  • Biological molecules
  • Enzymes
  • Plant nutrition
  • Animal nutrition
  • Transport
  • Gas exchange and respiration
  • Coordination and response
  • Reproduction
  • Inheritance
  • Organisms and their environment
  • Human influences on ecosystems

 

Chemistry

 

  • The particulate nature of matter
  • Experimental techniques
  • Atoms, elements and compounds
  • Stoichiometry
  • Electricity and chemistry
  • Energy changes in chemical reactions
  • Chemical reactions
  • Acids, bases and salts
  • The Periodic Table
  • Metals
  • Air and water
  • Sulfur
  • Carbonates
  • Organic chemistry

 

Physics

 

  • Motion
  • Work, energy and power
  • Thermal physics
  • Properties of waves, including light and sound
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Electric circuits
  • Electromagnetic effects
  • Atomic physics

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 info@homestudyzone.org.uk 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?

IGCSE Science (Double Award) Edexcel: 4SD0

IGCSE Science (Double Award) CIE: 0973

Awarding Organisation

Edexcel

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.

CIE

University of Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.

Fees

knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse 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.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.

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