Online IGCSE (9-1) Combined Science (Double Award)

Online IGCSE (9-1) Combined Science (Double Award)

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Studying GCSE Combined Science Online

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 9 to 1.

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IGCSE Combined Science (Double Award)

Course code: 4SD0

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 9 to 1.

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.

Science GCSE & IGCSE online course

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 (4SDO) 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


The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).

The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.

The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.

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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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.

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