This IGCSE Combined Science course is great option for those that want a thorough introduction to the sciences. You will get two IGCSE grades from A* to D.
All our course features:
Expert tuition by a fully qualified teacher.
The course has been written for us by our tutor who has based the materials on the best practices available in teaching and learning. Included in your one year access to the online course are:
- Interactive, online lessons.
- Embedded videos
- Integrated assessments giving immediate feedback
- Tutor Marked Assessments based on past papers
- Discussion forums
- Tutor messaging/ help system
- Progress monitor
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone wishing to gain a double award equivalent to two GCSE's in science and is suitable both for returning learners and those engaging with science for the first time.
The course has been created to help students overcome any fears they may have about science and any lack of self confidence. In fact, the course creates success by focusing on increasing the confidence of learners.
Please note, you will need to arrange your own exams with an exam centre.
The exam centre will charge a fee; this should be in the range of £80 - 120, depending on the exam centre.
Most schools and colleges are happy to take private candidates for the exams.
Questions and answers
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I want to enrol for biology. I have left school many years, what shall I expect
Hi Florence You will get all the help you need to achieve a good pass. You are very typical f the students who sign up with us. absorbonlinelearning teamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Mahlubandile Lesley asked:
I have a National Diploma Analytical Chemistry from South Africa, which chemistry course can I study at what price, a world recognized course.
Hi You can study either the GCSE chemistry course or the A level. It sounds like, with your previous experience, that the A level would be the better option. Absorb Student Support TeamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
i want gcse science by jan 2019 whens the latest i can start the course? i want to sit the jan exams, so when will i get my final results?
Hi If you sit the exams in January then you normally get your certificate about 6 weeks later. You can start the course with us at any time but, obviously, the sooner you start then the better the grade you will get in the exam. Regards Absorb Student Support TeamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
When would be the start date and when would the exams take place?
Hi Zoe, You can start anytime but, obviously, the sooner the better - to give you more study time. Exams in Science take place either in January or in May June. So your next opportunity is this May June. If you study about 16 hours a week you would get an A. Regards Absorb Student Support TeamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Do you need to sit an exam? And Is it a recognised qualification at the end to follow on to do A levels?
Hi Yes. You need to sit 3 exam paper. One each in physics, chemistry and biology. Each exam is 2 hours in duration. You sit these in an exam centre - school, college or other institution near you. You enrol as what is know as a "private candidate". If you search google for edexcel private candidate you will find an edexcel page that helps with this. The Qualification or certificate you get allows you to go on to sit A levels or go to college just the same as any other person's GCSE.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Natasha Romashouck asked:
Is this chemistry course for an O level, AS level, or an A level?
Dear Natasha You have enquired about the GCSE Science course which is equivalent to the old O level. If you wish to do A level then we have a separate A Level Chemistry course. Regards Absorb Admin TeamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
naoise wetherick asked:
If I was to enrol in this course, would I get science books sent to my house, to help me learn/revise or would I need to buy these separately?
Hi. The course is an online course and all your study materials are available on any device. You do not need any books with this course. Regards, Lana.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Will this GCSE science be accepted For the primary pgce?
Hi Yes it is accepted by all universities and colleges. Many of our students are on the same track as you. absorbonlinelearning teamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Are you able to pay for the whole cost on a monthly basis rather than a lump sum?
Hi Samantha I'm afraid Reed does not offer this option. absorbonlinelearning teamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Will this qualification be accepted in universities?
Hi Hanna Yes it is an accepted qualification and is accepted by all universities, colleges and employers. absorbonlinelearning teamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
have asked a few people about the courses on this website and they said: "don't do it because its dodgy" why aren't the exam and assesment not incl?
Hi I'm sorry to hear that but I have to say that Reed are very exacting in their standards and are a very reputable company. The assessments are normally around £150 to £200 at the exam centre. We are not an exam centre so we can't charge you that. We are a provider of courses and tutorial support. You have a years access to a tutor, which is not cheap. The materials on the website have taken years to build so that students can have the best course we can provide. absorbonlinelearningThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
done Masters in chemistry and possess 4 years experience in teaching O levels chemistry. I need a degree to apply in foreign school. what suits me?
Hi I am not sure which of our courses you need? If you already have that experience in Chemistry then what would you need with science? absorbonlinelearning teamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I haven't passed science GCSE and its a requirement in order for me to get into university, what would be the total cost of everything and how long ?
Hi Erica The course is £270 but you also need to enrol with an exam centre and the cost of that can vary from £100 upwards. There are two time in the year when you can sit the exam - January and May/June. Can we help with anything else? Absorb Online Learning TeamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
If exams and assessments are not included in price what are the estimate of additional costs if course is completed fully?
Hi The fee to sit the three exam papers is normally in the region of £100 to £150 depending on the exam centre. Absorb Student Support TeamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Beverley Driscoll asked:
Can you take the exam over seas?
Hi Yes you can. Many countries have a British Council. If you contact the British Council for the country you are considering then they will let you know about their exam process. Absorb Student Support TeamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Would this gcse gain me an equivalent of a-c gcse that I need to do teacher training?
Hi Lottie Yes, absolutely. Entrance to teacher training is one of the main reasons that people buy our courses - especially science, English and maths. When you have finished studying the course you then sit the exam (there are 3 two hour papers) in an exam centre. This is a school, college or other institution. You are treated exactly the same as any other student. The certificate you get will be acceptable at all teacher training institutions. Can we help with anything else?This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
debbie edmond asked:
if u started tge scuence course now, could i still sit the exam in June 2018
Hi Debbie Yes you can but you need to register with a centre immediately. Look up on Google private candidate centres EDEXCEL to find one. Regards Absorb Student Support TeamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Opal wakeling asked:
Which two Sciences does this course cover and for how long does the student study these subjects for?
Hi Opal The course covers all three main sciences: Physics, chemistry and biology. Normal GCSEs are 120 hours study but the Science is a double award and the study recommendation form EDEXCEL is 200 hours. Regards Absorb Student Support TeamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Will not having had *any* lab experience harm me? Id like to go on to do A Level chemistry and Im concerned about my lack of practical experience.
Hi James It is always better to have experience. Our courses have videos of the experiments to help you prepare. Absorb Student Support TeamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Are the tutor marked assessments included in the price of the course?
Hi Yes the course includes full marking of you tutor marked assessments.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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