Syllabus

This Edexcel IGCSE in Science (Double Award) comprises three externally assessed papers:

• Biology Paper 1

• Chemistry Paper 1

• Physics Paper 1

Biology paper 1 Paper code: 4SC0/1B

• Externally assessed

• Availability: January and June series

Overview of content:

• Section 1: The nature and variety of living organisms

• Section 2: Structures and functions in living organisms

• Section 3: Reproduction and inheritance

• Section 4: Ecology and the environment

• Section 5: Use of biological resources

Overview of assessment:

• The paper is assessed through a 2-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel

• The total number of marks is 120

Chemistry paper 1 Paper code: 4SC0/1C

• Externally assessed

• Availability: January and June series

Overview of content:

• Section 1: Principles of chemistry

• Section 2: Chemistry of the elements

• Section 3: Organic chemistry

• Section 4: Physical chemistry

• Section 5: Chemistry in society

Overview of assessment:

• The paper is assessed through a 2-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel

• The total number of marks is 120

Physics paper 1 Paper code: 4SC0/1P

Externally assessed

• Availability: January and June series%

Overview of content:

• Section 1: Forces and motion

• Section 2: Electricity

• Section 3: Waves

• Section 4: Energy resources and energy transfer

• Section 5: Solids, liquids and gases

• Section 6: Magnetism and electromagnetism

• Section 7: Radioactivity and particles

Overview of assessment:

• The paper is assessed through a 2-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel

• The total number of marks is 120

 

A detailed description of the specification can be found on the Edexcel website:

http://www.edexcel.com/quals/igcse/igcse09/science/Pages/more.aspx