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  • IGCSE Combined Science

    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.

    • Course Description

      IGCSE Combined Science (Double Award)

      Course code: HSIG04

      Delivery method: Online

      Course duration: 12 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE Combined Science

      Awarding body: Edexcel

      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.

      This course develops an understanding of scientific concepts themes and patterns as well as the ability to develop safe laboratory techniques. You will be able to form hypotheses and create testing strategies.

    • Combined science course overview

      Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE Combined Science (4SCO) qualification.

      Skills gained

      • A systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts.
      • An understanding of the scientific principles as well as themes and patterns.
      • The practical nature of sciences and correct and safe laboratory techniques.
      • Understanding the importance of accuracy and how this can impact on experimental work.
      • An appreciation of science in a wider context and including ethical issues.
      • The ability to present information clearly using the correct terminology and organisation.

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 3 units:

      Unit 1: Biology Paper 1 Paper code: 4SCO/1B

      Exam Availability: January and June

      Written examination: 2 hours (120 marks)

      Unit 2: Chemistry Paper 1 Paper Code: 4SCO/1C

      Exam Availability: January and June

      Written examination: 2 hour

      Unit 3: Physics Paper 1 Paper Code: 4SCO/1P

      Exam Availability: January and June

      Written examination: 2 hour

      Course content

      Unit 1: Biology 1

      Module 1: The nature and variety of living organisms

      Module 2: Structure and functions in living organisms

      Module 3: Reproductions and inheritance

      Module 4: Ecology and the environment

      Module 5: Use of biological resources

      Unit 2: Chemistry 1

      Module 1: Principles of chemistry

      Module 2: Chemistry of the elements

      Module 3: Organic chemistry

      Module 4: Psychical chemistry

      Module 5: Chemistry in society

      Unit 3: Physics 1

      Module 1: Forces and motion

      Module 2: Electricity

      Module 3: Waves

      Module 4: Energy resources and energy transfer

      Module 5: Solids liquids and gases

      Module 6: Magnetism and electromagnetism

      Module 7: Radioactivity and particles


      The Edexcel IGCSE Combined Science (Double Award) qualification is gained once the 3 exam papers are successfully completed. These exams are administered by Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study


      Study anywhere, at a time and pace that suits you, and on any smart device connected to the internet, by selecting our online IGCSE course. Our online courses are delivered in bite-sized sections with lessons, activities and test papers, perfect to squeeze in when you are commuting on the bus or you can work towards gaining your qualification as you eat lunch.

      Delivered on our digital learning environment, you will enjoy a complete learning experience that can travel with you anywhere, without the mess and fuss of heavy paper materials.

      Tutor support

      Our IGCSE courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course 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.

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      How do I get my course?


      If the course you have bought is delivered online you will receive your login details by 2pm the next working day.

      Paper Based

      If the course you have bought is paper based it will be despatched the next working day. You will receive a tracking email and a text with a 1 hour delivery slot.

      What do I do next?

      All the information you need to complete your course will be included in your study guide. Once you have your course be it online or paper based you will be good to go!

      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

      Good luck!