Length of course: 1, 2 or 3 days                      


Boards: Edexcel and CIE


The core topics of the IGCSE Chemistry syllabus will be covered with the extensive use of past examination Papers. This course is not suitable for students enrolled into the IGCSE Double Award Science syllabus.


The core topics are as follows:


Principles of Chemistry

States of Matter; Atoms; Atomic Structure; Relative Formula Mass; Chemical Formulae and Equations; Ionic Compounds; Covalent Substances; Metallic Crystals; Electrolysis.


Chemistry of the Elements

The Periodic Table; The Group 1 Elements – Lithium, Sodium and Potassium; The Group 7 Elements – Chlorine, Bromine and Iodine;Oxygen and Oxides; Hydrogen and Water; Reactivity Series; Tests for Ions and Gases


Organic Chemistry

Basic Definitions of Terms; Alkanes; Alkenes; Ethanol


Physical Chemistry

Acids, Alkalis and Salta; Energetics; Rates of Reaction; Equilibria.


Chemistry in Society

Extraction and Uses of Metals; Crude Oil; Synthetic
Polymers; The Industrial Manufacture of Chemicals.