THE BENEFITS OF STUDYING CAMBRIDGE IGCSE CHEMISTRY
Our Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry homeschooling course will help your child to understand the world around them. Why do leaves change colour in the autumn? Why are plants green? How is cheese made? What is in soap and how does it clean?
Chemistry is everywhere! It’s in the food you eat, the clothes you wear, the water you drink, medicines, air, cleaners… you name it. Chemistry is sometimes called the “central science” because it connects other sciences to each other, such as biology, physics, geology and environmental science.
KEY TOPICS COVERED IN THE COURSE
- Experimental techniques
- Atoms, elements and compounds
- Electricity and chemistry
- Chemical reactions
- Acids, bases and salts
- The Periodic Table
- Air and water, sulphur and carbonates
- Organic chemistry
PRIOR REQUIREMENTS/HOURS OF STUDY
- Our Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry course assumes that learners will have studied Science for 2 or 3 years.
- You should allow approximately 150 hours’ study time to complete it.
THE SYLLABUS AND THE EXAM
The course will prepare your child for the following three papers of the (CAIE) Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry syllabus 0620 or 0971.
Paper 2: Multiple choice paper: 45 minutes (30% of total available marks)
Paper 4: Extended theory paper: 1 hour and 15 minutes (50%)
Paper 6: Alternative to Practical paper which will test your familiarity with practical procedures which you will learn during the course: 1 hour (20%)
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