Edexcel International GCSE Science (Single Award) (2017)

Supporting success in Science (Single Award) 

Our Edexcel 9-1 International GCSE Science (Single Award) specification and support materials have been developed with the help of teachers, higher education representatives and subject expert groups.

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The qualification is designed for students who are not intending to progress to further scientific study. It contains up-to-date content reflecting the latest thinking in the subject. It is comparable to the UK reformed GCSEs in terms of the level of demand and assessment standards.

With the introduction of a new 9-1 grading scale for GCSEs in England, the A* grade available for the current Edexcel International GCSEs does not neatly align with the top grade 9. Grade 9 represents a higher level of attainment than the current A* grade. 

After extensive consultation with schools and wider stakeholders, we have taken the decision to introduce the 9-1 grading scale for the updated suite of Edexcel International GCSEs. This is to give the very highest performers the opportunity to achieve a grade 9, rewarding outstanding academic achievement.

We will provide you with a wider range of teaching and learning materials, resources and training to support the best possible learner outcomes, in time for first teaching. This support includes schemes of work, exemplar materials, comprehensive textbooks and interactive resources, digital services and tailored Edexcel International GCSE teacher training. This will complement the wider Pearson support available for Edexcel qualifications, such as ResultsPlus, ResultsPlus Direct, and Exam Wizard.

For the latest news about Edexcel 9-1 International GCSEs for first teaching in 2016 and 2017, please view the pages below.

Int GCSE 2016/17 updates - latest news for International schools

Int GCSE 2016/17 updates - latest news for UK schools

Edexcel International GCSE Science (Single Award) 2017 specification
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Qualification type:
International GCSE
Level 1/2
Science (Single Award)
Specification codes:
International and UK independent schools
First teaching:
First assessment:
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Our free Getting Ready To Teach events will support you in delivering the new Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Science (Single Award) specification for first teaching from September 2017.

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If you don’t have an Edexcel Online account, you can book by emailing us at trainingbookings@pearson.com

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Why choose? 

The Edexcel International GCSE in Science (Single Award) specification is assessed via three papers - Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Students are awarded a single International GCSE grade from 9-1. Covering a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, concepts, principles, themes and patterns, it’s designed as a two-year course for teaching in international schools and colleges and UK independent schools.

You can learn more about the new Edexcel International GCSE (9-1) Science qualifications directly from Stephen Nugus (Pearson Science subject advisor).

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