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The International GCSE Chemistry CIE Course will allow you to understand the technological world in which you live, and enable you to take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Students gain an understanding of the basic principles of Chemistry through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. You will also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International A Level, skills which are useful in everyday life.
The International GCSE Chemistry course will cover the following content:-
Principles of chemistry:
- States of matter
- Elements, compounds and mixtures
- Atomic structure
- The Periodic Table
- Chemical formulae, equations and calculations
- Ionic bonding
- Covalent bonding
- Metallic bonding
- Group 1 (alkali metals) – lithium, sodium and potassium
- Group 7 (halogens) – chlorine, bromine and iodine
- Gases in the atmosphere
- Reactivity series
- Extraction and uses of metals
- Acids, alkalis and titrations
- Acids, bases and salt preparations
- Chemical tests
- Rates of reaction
- Reversible reactions and equilibria
- Crude oil
- Carboxylic acids
- Synthetic polymers
There are two exams for this IGCSE, one is 2 hours and the other is 1 hour 15 minutes long. Grades 9-1 are available
IGCSE Chemistry Edexcel: 4CH1
This course can also be taken under the awarding organisation Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
IGCSE Chemistry CIE: 0971
Who is this course for?
A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.
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 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.
International GCSE Chemistry could lead on to further study in Chemistry at A-level or other science-related subjects or more vocationally-related courses.
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