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Combined Science IGCSE explores the basic principles and applications in biology, chemistry and physics and leads to a single award qualification, one IGCSE, based on your performance in all three subjects.
Through our IGCSE Combined Science online course you’ll learn key scientific concepts through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. Practical skills are developed using experiments suitable for home completion, alongside engaging animations. This course also explores science in a broader sense – for example, its impact on technology, its role and limitations in everyday life and in caring for the environment.
By studying science you’ll also develop skills of enquiry, accuracy, initiative and inventiveness – qualities that are highly valued by universities and employers.
If you’re keen to gain a broad introduction to scientific thinking, our IGCSE Combined Science online course is perfect. From studying the human circulatory system to explaining how a rainbow is made, through Combined Science you’ll open up a fascinating world of discovery.
By choosing online distance learning, you’ll have the flexibility to fit study around your lifestyle, learning at your own pace as you work through a series of engaging topics.
Our Combined Science IGCSE course is ideal if you:
Unit 1: Physics 1
Unit 2: Chemistry 1
Unit 3: Biology 1
Unit 4: Physics 2
Unit 5: Chemistry 2
Unit 6: Biology 2
Unit 7: Physics 3
Unit 8: Chemistry 3
Unit 9: Biology 3
Study IGCSE Combined Science 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 Julie who is just one of our first-class combined science tutors:
“I love learning and I love inspiring other people to learn. I’ve worked with students from primary to undergraduate level as I have taught in schools and universities. Now, I specialise in home education and distance learning, teaching people in the UK and overseas. I have a degree in physics with astrophysics and a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in physics, science and maths, both from the University of Birmingham, and an LLM in Law from the University of Leeds. A senior examiner for several exam boards, I am also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.”
*The specification suggests that 150 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect it to take you approximately 300 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.
Our course fees are clear and transparent to help you plan for any additional costs.
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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.
Read more about how we work with young students who are studying at home or through a school.
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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: £445
Amount of credit: £400.50
Monthly payment: £66.75
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £445
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.
learn@nec is our virtual learning environment, the gateway to your course and the NEC community. All the resources you need to study are here and you have the flexibility to access them wherever you want, whenever you want
Study at your own pace.
There are no academic requirements for this course.
Course materials are written in English so a good level of written English is required.
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