Science (Double Award) IGCSE

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

This course is suitable for students studying IGCSE Double Award Science with Edexcel (4SC0). this includes the Edexcel Certificate (KSC0) and 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.

Please note that students can be entered for either foundation tier or extension tier exams for the CIE specification. This course will be delivered to extension tier standard. The Edexcel specification is untiered.

  • Characteristics of living things
  • Cell structure
  • Biological molecules
  • Movement in and out of cells
  • Respiration
  • Organ and organ systems in humans and plants
  • Inheritance and variation
  • Selective breeding
  • Natural selection and evolution
  • Ecology and human influences on our environment
  • Atoms and molecules
  • Elements, mixtures and compounds
  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical formulae and equations
  • Structure and bonding
  • Metals
  • The reactivity series
  • Extraction and use of metals
  • Tests for ions and gases
  • Acids, alkalis and salts
  • Energetics
  • Rates of reaction
  • Crude oil
  • Organic chemistry
  • Synthetic polymers
  • Forces and motion
  • Electricity
  • Waves
  • Energy resources and energy transfer
  • Radioactivity