UK Learning College

Science IGCSE Course

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Course OverviewA distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a IGCSE in Science. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning IGCSE Science is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning IGCSE Science course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.This IGCSE course is designed to help meet the needs of those who want an introduction to this challenging subject either with a view to further study at A Level or simply to supplement a portfolio of IGCSE/GCSE subjects.This qualification will provide you with a broad introduction to the key components of this exciting and challenging field.The International GCSE in Science (Double Award) aims to impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principles, themes and patterns. Experimental skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques are developed, as well as students’ ability to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them. This single-tier qualification is suitable for delivery in schools and colleges, and is assessed via three papers – one each from chemistry, biology and physics. Students are awarded two International GCSE grades from A* to G.Key subject aimsTo impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principles, themes and patternsTo further students’ appreciation of the practical nature of science, developing experimental skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniquesTo develop an appreciation of the importance of accurate experimental work to scientific method and reportingTo develop students’ ability to form hypotheses and design experiments to test themTo sustain...

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The IGCSE Science course is designed to follow the structure of Edexcel specification 4SC0 and is divided in to three exams

Biology IGCSE Module 1: Cells and Organisms

  • Cells, Organisms, and the Variety of Life
  • Movement of Substances into and out of Cells
  • TMA A
  • Investigative Skills A: Design
  • Respiration and Enzymes
  • Investigative Skills B: Carrying Out

Module 2: Plant and Animal Physiology A

  • Human Nutrition
  • TMA B
  • Investigative Skills C: Interpreting
  • Photosynthesis
  • Transport in Plants and Animals
  • Gas Exchange in Plants and Animals
  • TMA C

Module 3: Plant and Animal Physiology B

  • Homeostasis and Excretion
  • The Human Nervous System
  • Hormones in Plants and Animals
  • Human Reproduction
  • TMA D
  • Reproduction in Plants

Module 4: Inheritance

  • Chromosomes, Genes and DNA
  • Cell Division
  • Genes and Inheritance
  • TMA E
  • Natural and Artificial Selection
  • Genetic Engineering and Cloning

Module 5: Ecology and Food Production

  • Ecosystems
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • TMA F
  • Food Production
  • TMA G: Mock Exam

Chemistry IGCSE

Module 1: Principles of Chemistry

  • States of Matter and Atoms
  • Atomic Structure
  • Relative Formula Masses
  • Chemical Formulae and Chemical Equations
  • TMA A
  • Ionic Compounds
  • Covalent Substances
  • Metallic Crystals
  • Electrolysis
  • TMA B

Module 2: Chemistry of the Elements

  • The Periodic Table
  • Group 1 and Group 7
  • Oxygen and Oxides
  • Hydrogen and Water
  • Reactivity Series
  • Tests for Ions and Gases
  • TMA C

Module 3: Organic Chemistry

  • Alkanes
  • Alkenes
  • TMA D

Module 4: Physical Chemistry

  • Acids, Alkalis and Salts
  • Energetics
  • Rates of Reaction
  • Equilibria
  • TMA E

Module 5: Chemistry in Society

  • Extraction and Uses of Metals
  • Crude Oil
  • Synthetic Polymers
  • The Industrial Manufacture of Chemicals
  • TMA F

Module 6: Investigative Skills

  • Designing and Carrying Out a Scientific Experiment
  • Interpreting the Results of an Experiment as above.
  • TMA G: Mock Exam, Paper 1

Physics IGCSE Module 1 – Forces and Motion

  • Movement 1
  • Movement 2
  • TMA A
  • Movement 3
  • Turning Effects and Stretching Effects
  • Astronomy
  • TMA B

Module 2 – Electricity

  • Electrical Appliances
  • Static Electricity
  • TMA C
  • Electrical Circuits 1
  • Electrical Circuits 2
  • Electrical Circuits 3
  • TMA D

Module 3 – Waves

  • Properties of Waves
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Light: Reflection and Refraction
  • Sound
  • Investigative Skills A: Taking a Reading
  • TMA E

Module 4 – Energy Resources and Energy Transfer

  • Energy Transfers
  • Thermal Energy
  • Work and Power
  • TMA F
  • Energy Resources and Electricity Generation
  • Investigative Skills B: Experimental Design

Module 5 – Solids, Liquids and Gases

  • Density and Pressure
  • TMA G
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Investigative Skills C: Interpreting Investigations

Module 6 – Magnetism and Electromagnetism

  • Magnetism
  • TMA H
  • Electric Motors and Electromagnetic Induction

Module 7 – Radioactivity and Particles

  • Atoms and Radioactivity
  • TMA I
  • Radiation and Half-life
  • Applications of Radioactivity
  • Atomic Theory and Nuclear Fission
  • TMA J
  • TMA K – Mock Exam

The UK Learning College is a leading Distance Learning Provider, offering a route to study for anyone who wants to gain a new skill or qualification, but finds the traditional, classroom-based mode of study unsuitable. Distance learning is an ideal way to learn around your current time and financial commitments, no matter how diverse and unpredictable your schedule is. With UK Learning College you not only study when it suits you and in your own time, but you can be sure of receiving all the advice and support you require as your studies develop. Because of our continuous system of enrolments, Students can enrol any time of year, and our flexible distance learning courses allow students to plan their studies to fit in their life style or work commitments. All of our students have access to their own personal distance learning course tutor who specialises in their field of education and is totally committed to helping you succeed in your home learning course.

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Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the IGCSE Science home study course is £368.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the...

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