If you want a good grounding in all the sciences, then our Double Science IGCSE may suit you well.
The course is equivalent to two GCSEs, with 21 sections – seven each in biology, chemistry and physics. By studying three sciences in this way you will gain a broad perspective.
Double Science opens up a fascinating world of discovery. As Professor Brian Cox says: “One of the great joys of science is to understand something for the first time–to really understand, which is very different from, and far more satisfying than, knowing the facts.”
By studying science you’ll also develop skills of enquiry, accuracy, initiative and inventiveness – qualities that are highly valued by universities and employers. Our Double Science specification enables the learner to develop essential skills in enquiry, problem-solving and analysis in a flexible way which suits their lifestyle. Covering three sciences helps students make an informed choice about pursuing science in the future, such as at A level. It also provides a strong foundation for students wanting to go on to health-related professions like nursing or physiotherapy. Apprenticeship providers, universities and employers value candidates who can demonstrate science-based skills.
If you’re keen to gain a broad introduction to scientific thinking, our IGCSE Double Science online course is perfect. From studying the human circulatory system to explaining how a rainbow is made, through Double 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 Double Science IGCSE course is ideal if you:
Section 1: The nature and variety of living things
Section 2: Structure in living organisms
Section 3: Nutrition, respiration and gas exchange
Section 4: Transport and excretion
Section 5 Coordination and response
Section 6: Reproduction and inheritance
Section 7: Ecology and biological resources
Section 1: Principles of chemistry 1
Section 2: Principles of chemistry 2
Section 3: Inorganic chemistry 1
Section 4: Inorganic chemistry 2
Section 5: Quantitative chemistry
Section 6: Physical chemistry
Section 7 Organic chemistry
Section 1: Forces and motion
Section 2: Electricity and magnetism
Section 3: Waves
Section 4: Energy resources and energy transfers
Section 5: Solids, liquids and gases
Section 6: Radioactivity and particles
Section 7: Astrophysics
Study IGCSE Double 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 double 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 240 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.
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Assessment is by examination only: there is no coursework
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: £725
Amount of credit: £652.50
Monthly payment: £108.75
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £725.00
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.
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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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