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International GCSE Chemistry

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International GCSE Chemistry Taught Online Course LIVE LESSONS from Cambridge UK


The International GCSE Chemistry syllabus is designed to enable pupils to explain and understand the technological world around them. This highly valued qualification will evidence both pupils' understanding of key theoretical principles and practical skills.

The International GCSE Chemistry syllabus enables pupils to progress on to A Level Chemistry which will open opportunities to study further at university.


Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.


Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of problems to solve, researching key concepts.


Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children's coursework.

Additionally the school holds 3 parent consultaions per year - one each term.

The Teacher

My name is Hanna Beyer. I am Head of Sciences at Cambridge Home School. I am a qualified secondary school teacher (PGCE) with

a PhD in Chemical Biology. I have worked in academia and in pharmaceutical research as a (bio)chemist and as medical scientist before

training as a teacher. I have many years of teaching experience in Science (chemistry, biology and physics), maths and English as a

foreign language.

I have written some educational materials for various companies such as science revision questions, maths assessment papers and

physics summaries. I am a member of the Tutors` Association.



Topics Covered

C1. The particulate nature of matter

C2. Experimental techniques

2.1 Methods of separation and purification

C3. Atoms, elements and compounds

3.1 Physical and chemical changes

3.2 Elements, compounds and mixtures

3.3 Atomic structure and the Periodic Table

3.4 Ions and ionic bonds

3.5 Molecules and covalent bonds

3.6 Giant structures

C4. Stoichiometry

4.1 The mole concept

C5. Electricity and chemistry

C6. Energy changes in chemical reactions

6.1 Energetics of a reaction

C7. Chemical reactions

7.1 Speed of reaction

7.2 Redox

C8. Acids, bases and salts

8.1 The characteristic properties of acids and bases

8.2 Types of oxides

8.3 Preparation of salts

8.4 Identification of ions and gases

C9. The Periodic Table

9.1 Periodic trends

9.2 Group properties

9.3 Transition elements

9.4 Noble gases

C10. Metals

10.1 Properties of metals

10.2 Reactivity series

10.3 Extraction of metals

10.4 Uses of metals

C11. Air and water

C12. Sulfur

C13. Carbonates

C14. Organic chemistry

14.1 Fuels

14.2 Introduction to organic compounds

14.3 Hydrocarbons

14.4 Alcohols

14.5 Macromolecules

14.6 Synthetic polymers

14.7 Natural macromolecules

These topics will be taught in Years 10 and 11 to prepare students for their examinations.

3.Book list and stationary (Recommended but not necessary)

-Cambridge IGCSE® Chemistry Coursebook with CD-ROM (Cambridge International Examinations) Paperback – 31 Jul 2014 by Richard Harwood (Author), Ian Lodge (Author); ISBN 978-1-107-61503-8

-Cambridge IGCSE® Biology Coursebook with CD-ROM (Cambridge International Examinations) Paperback – 31 Jul 2014 by Mary Jones (Author), Geoff Jones (Author); ISBN 978-1-107-61479-6

-Cambridge IGCSE® Physics Workbook (Cambridge International Examinations) Paperback – 31 Jul 2014 by David Sang (Author); ISBN 978-1-107-61458

c)Access to a printer, pencil, ruler, rubber, pen, a notebook

4.General points

Assessment, apart from the final IGCSE exams, will be carried out continuously throughout lessons, via homework or short tests.

Science is usually taught as a hands-on practical subject.

Items that would be useful to have would be safety goggles, an apron, and a tray on which to carry out practicals (e.g. large baking tray). Additional materials will be announced a week before required in the lesson along with a permission slip (to be signed by the parents). If a student cannot get access to materials required for practicals or does not wish to carry out a practical, they should not worry as the practical will also be demonstrated by the teacher.

The number of practicals will be relatively restricted owing to the nature of the course (online versus conventional), but we will try to include as many practicals as possible using safe household materials. Students will also be encouraged to think scientifically in an everyday context, making them aware of the science around them and how it can help in solving problems.


Parents are responsible for arranging their child's examinations at their local registered examination centre. Cambridge Home School students study from every part of the globe and so it is not practical for the school to offer a single venue to sit examinations.. Consequently Cambridge Home School is not registered with Cambridge International Examinations but has partnerships with examination centres registered with Cambridge International Examinations, Edexcel, OCR, AQA and will support students in locating a suitable venue for sitting their written and practical examinations.


"The conducting of experiments is potentially dangerous and must be supervised by an adult. Cambridge Home School and its teachers do not demand that pupils conduct experiments. Parents and pupils must take the decision to conduct experiments / dangerous activities and must therefore accept responsibility for any outcomes. Cambridge Home School does not accept responsibility for experiments or any other dangerous activity conducted at the homes of its pupils or in any other place."

Online Teacher of Chemistry at Cambridge Online School UK

Head of Chemistry: Dr. Beyer


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Listed at Companies House.

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