Exam code: 4CH1
Delivery method: Online
IGCSE duration: 120 hours over 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry
Awarding body: Edexcel
IGCSE Chemistry is a great introduction to chemistry. Not only do you get to study online, but you get a fantastic grounding in the principles of chemistry, the elements, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and how chemistry works in society.
This IGCSE is a great precursor to A Level Study with a view to higher education.
IGCSE Chemistry Overview
Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry (4CH1) qualification.
IGCSE Chemistry Outline
This IGCSE is divided into 2 units:
Unit 1: Chemistry Paper 1 Paper code: 4CH1/1C (66% of the total IGCSE marks)
Exam Availability: January and May/June
Written examination: 2 hours
Unit 2: Chemistry Paper 2 Paper Code: 4CH1/2C (33% of the total IGCSE marks)
Exam Availability: January and May/June
Written examination: 1 hour
IGCSE Chemistry Content
Unit 1: Chemistry 1
Module 1: Principles of chemistry
Module 2: Chemistry of the elements
Module 3: Organic chemistry
Unit 2: Chemistry 2
Module 1: Physical chemistry
Module 2: Chemistry in society
- Learn about the themes and patterns in chemistry.
- Develop an appreciation of the practical nature of chemistry.
- Acquiring experimental and investigative skills based on safe techniques.
- Appreciate the importance of the scientific method.
- Learn how to develop hypotheses and test them.
- Understanding the value of chemistry in the world.
The Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry qualification is gained once both exam papers are successfully completed.
These exams are administered by Pearson Edexcel. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college, or private tuition centre.
Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams.
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Message for Private Candidates:
In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutors marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.
Method of study
The IGCSE is delivered online via the Learning Management System (LMS).
The online IGCSE has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums, and interactive tests.
If you opt for tutor support, it also includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our IGCSE e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.
How quickly can I complete this IGCSE?
You can complete your IGCSE as quickly or slowly within the 12 months as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 120 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for IGCSE Chemistry are available in January or May/June each year. This gives you two opportunities to sit the exams over the 12 months
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What do I do next?
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