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IGCSE Chemistry

Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel

IGCSE Chemistry delves into the study of the material world, unravelling its composition, bonding, and the reasons behind chemical reactions. It presents a complex subject matter that, once patterns and principles are understood, reveals the simplicity within. Practical work plays a significant role in developing a deeper understanding of Chemistry and its foundations.


The course comprises ten key areas of study, each containing chapters and lessons:


  • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

  • Structure and Properties of Matter

  • Quantitative Chemistry

  • Chemical Changes

  • Energy Changes

  • Rate and Extent of Chemical Change

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Chemical Analysis

  • Chemistry of the Atmosphere

  • Using Resources

Pupils with a genuine interest and fascination in understanding the fundamental aspects of the world we inhabit and how things work will find Chemistry captivating. The subject serves as a foundation for further studies at A level and beyond, leading to a diverse range of career paths. These include material science research and development, medical fields like medicine and treatment development, biochemistry, chemical engineering, atmospheric studies, and other impactful areas. 


Choosing IGCSE Chemistry should be a thoughtful and deliberate decision, as it presents a challenging course that requires full commitment. However, the hard work invested will yield a rewarding and valuable qualification, paving the way for future academic and professional endeavors.

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