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IGCSE Chemistry
Studying IGCSE Chemistry at BSix
The Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry syllabus enables learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of Chemistry through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at A Level, skills which are also useful in everyday life. 

Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry is accepted by universities and employers as proof of real ability and knowledge. As well as a subject focus, the chemistry syllabus enables students to:

  • Better understand the technological world, with an informed interest in scientific matters
  • Recognise the usefulness (and limitations) of scientific method, and how to apply this to other  disciplines and in everyday life
  • Develop relevant attitudes, such as a concern for accuracy and precision, objectivity, integrity, enquiry, initiative and inventiveness
  • Further interest in, and care for, the environment
  • Better understand the influence and limitations placed on scientific study by society, economy, technology, ethics, the community and the environment

Develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for both further study at A Level and in everyday life

The examinations you will take:
You will be entered for three examination Papers, two theory and one practical. Our department enters students for Paper 1 which is compulsory, Paper 3 which is a written paper based on the Extended syllabus AND Paper 5 which is a Practical Test.

Progression
Cambridge IGCSE Certificates are general qualifications that enable candidates to progress either directly to employment, or to proceed to further qualifications. Candidates who are awarded grades C to A* in IGCSE Chemistry are well prepared to follow courses leading to AS and A Level chemistry, or the equivalent.

Recommended reading

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv
Click on the Chemistry section. This has an excellent revision of Chemistry at GCSE and will provide a background for your GCSE Chemistry revision.

http://www.cambridgestudents.org.uk/subjectpages/chemistryAn excellent site designed for students taking these examinations

A variety of resources for chemistry

Past papers and practical worksheets

Links to some videos

BSix Chemistry Alumni
As a young college our alumni are also relatively young. However, we have had great success with science students progressing to University and into work. For example, Joseph Appiah was an A-level science student who graduated from BSix in 2008. He progressed to University to study medicine and is now Dr Joseph Appiah! More recently, Jawad Bashorun completed his A-levels with 3 grade A’s and an A* and took up his place at Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences.

If you have any questions about our courses please contact the Admissions team on 0800 3892 947 or via e-mail to info@bsix.ac.uk and we will arrange for a curriculum specialist to respond to your enquiry
Teachers

Our chemistry teachers have many years teaching experience at BSix as well as in schools and other colleges. Benefit from this dynamic team and be part of our success in science!