Everything you see, hear, smell, taste and touch involves chemistry and chemicals (matter). This broad and complex subject helps us to understand the world in which we live and opens up a range of science-based degree courses and careers.
We think chemistry is fun – no other subject offers bubbles, bangs and changes of colour or state! Our stimulating IGCSE Chemistry online course brings learning to life through a series of practical experiments suitable for completion at home.
Through our course, you’ll develop your knowledge of core concepts across physical, organic and inorganic chemistry, plus key employability skills – such as problem-solving, analytical thinking and reasoning.
What are atoms made of? Which gases form our atmosphere? How do we extract metal from the Earth’s crust? Studying IGCSE Chemistry online will reveal the answers to a myriad of questions about our world.
With NEC, you can progress at your own pace as you explore a series of engaging topics and undertake practical experiments at home. Perhaps you’ll join previous NEC students who’ve gone on to study chemistry at A level and beyond?
Our Chemistry IGCSE course is ideal if you:
Section 1: Principles of chemistry, Part 1
Section 2: Principles of chemistry, Part 2
Section 3: Inorganic chemistry, Part 1
Section 4: Inorganic chemistry, Part 2
Section 5: Inorganic chemistry, Part 3
Section 6: Quantitative chemistry
Section 7: Physical chemistry, Part 1
Section 8: Organic chemistry, Part 1
Section 9: Physical chemistry, Part 2
Section 10: Organic chemistry, Part 2
Study IGCSE Chemistry with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Jane who is just one of our first-class chemistry tutors:
“I have taught for NEC since the late 1970s on maths, sciences and engineering courses and have also been a tutor for the Open University in technology. Each student has different goals and I aim to help everyone succeed. When students find themselves in difficulty with their course, I endeavour to show them clearly the way to reach the correct answer. I have a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and engineering. I have conducted research in chemistry and engineering and have a PhD in the latter. I completed the adult teaching qualification Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (now called Education and Training Level 3). I live in East Anglia.”
*The specification suggests that 150 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 150 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 4 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
Our course fees are clear and transparent to help you plan for any additional costs.
Your course fee includes:
Your course fee does not cover:
If you need more support, you can purchase:
For further information on additional/optional support you can purchase, please visit our additional services page.
There is no non-exam assessment (NEA) for this course
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience learning online works best when either a parent or guardian are involved. This is why NEC has developed our unique Progress Tracker to help you to support your child.
NEC’s Progress Tracker will allow you to easily track your child’s progress across their subjects and gain insight to how well they are doing through access to their assignment grades and tutor feedback.
Would you like to talk to our Student Recruitment Team about the best route for you? Visit our Contact Us page, fill in the form and a member of the team will get back to you!
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £495
Amount of credit: £445.50
Monthly payment: £74.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £495
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
Study at your own pace.
There are no academic requirements for this course but we do recommend you have a GCSE (or equivalent) in the relevant subject.
Course materials are written in English so a good level of written English is required.