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Dr Nyari's Science School
A British science education anywhere in the world

Edexcel IGCSE Science (Single Award)

Course Content Overview

The nature and variety of living organisms
  • Characteristics of living organisms 
  • Variety of living organisms 
Structure and functions in living organisms
  • Level of organisation 
  • Cell structure 
  • Biological molecules 
  • Movement of substances into and out of cells 
  • Nutrition 
  • Respiration 
  • Gas exchange 
  • Transport 
Reproduction and inheritance
  • Reproduction 
  • Inheritance 
Ecology and the environment
  • The organism in the environment 
  • Feeding relationships 
  • Cycles within ecosystems 
Use of biological resources
  • Food production 
  • Genetic modification (genetic engineering) 
Principles of chemistry
  • States of matter 
  • Elements, compounds and mixtures 
  • Atomic structure 
  • The Periodic Table 
  • Chemical formulae and equations 
  • Ionic bonding 
  • Covalent bonding 
Inorganic chemistry 
  • Group 1 (alkali metals) – lithium, sodium and potassium 
  • Group 7 (halogens) – chlorine, bromine and iodine 
  • Gases in the atmosphere 
  • Reactivity series 
  • Acids and alkalis 
  • Chemical tests 
Physical chemistry 
  • Energetics 
  • Rates of reaction  



Organic chemistry 
  • Introduction 
  • Crude oil 
  • Alkanes 
  • Alkenes 
  • Synthetic polymer
Forces and motion 
  • Units 
  • Movement and position 
  • Forces and movement 
Electricity 
  • Units 
  • Mains electricity 
  • Current and voltage in circuits 
Waves 
  • Units 
  • Properties of waves 
  • The electromagnetic spectrum 
  • Light and sound 
Energy resources and energy transfers 
  • Units 
  • Energy resources and energy transfers 
  • Energy transfers 
  • Work and power 
Solids, liquids and gases 
  • Units 
  • Solids, liquids and gases Density and pressure 
  • Solids, liquids and gases Ideal gas molecules 
Magnetism and electromagnetism 
  • Units 
  • Magnetism 
  • Electromagnetism 
Radioactivity and particles 
  • Units 
  • Radioactivity 
  • Fission and fusion 
Astrophysics 
  • Units 
  • Motion in the universe 
  • Stellar evolution