Science (Double Award) IGCSE

Length of course: 5 x three-quarter day sessions
Boards: Edexcel 4SC0 and CIE 0654

This course is suitable only for students studying IGCSE Double Award Science with Edexcel (4SC0) [note: this includes the Edexcel Certificate (KSC0)] or CIE IGCSE Co-ordinated Science Double Award (0654).   It is not suitable for those students studying GCSE Science, Additional Science or separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  It is also not suitable for students studying with other exam boards.

During the week, the following topics which are common to both specifications will be revised.  This will provide appropriate revision of the key topic areas.  However, please note that there will be a few topicson each specificationthat will not be covered.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Characteristics of living things
  • Cell structure
  • Biological molecules
  • Movement in and out of cells
  • Respiration
  • Organ and organ systems in humans and plants (nutrition, transport, gas exchange, coordination and response, reproduction)
  • Inheritance and variation
  • Selective breeding
  • Natural selection and evolution
  • Ecology and human influences on our environment
  • Atoms and molecules
  • Elements, mixtures and compounds
  • Methods of separation and purification
  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical formulae and equations
  • The mole
  • Structure and bonding
  • Metals
  • The reactivity series
  • Extraction and use of metals
  • Electrolysis
  • The periodic table
  • Tests for ions and gases
  • Acids, alkalis and salts
  • Oxygen and oxides
  • Air and water
  • Energetics
  • Rates of reaction
  • Crude oil
  • Organic chemistry
  • Synthetic polymers
  • Forces and motion
  • Electricity
  • Waves
  • Energy resources and energy transfer
  • Radioactivity