IGCSE Chemistry

Benefits of studying Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry

Our Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry homeschooling course will help your child to understand the world around them. Why do leaves change colour in the autumn? Why are plants green? How is cheese made? What is in soap and how does it clean?

Chemistry is everywhere! It’s in the food you eat, the clothes you wear, the water you drink, medicines, air, cleaners… you name it. Chemistry is sometimes called the “central science” because it connects other sciences to each other, such as BiologyPhysics, Geology and Environmental Science.

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Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall is a registered online Cambridge International School.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a Pearson Edexcel approved centre

We offer a wide range of IGCSE subjects.

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Key topics covered

  • Experimental techniques
  • Atoms, elements and compounds
  • Electricity and chemistry
  • Chemical reactions
  • Acids, bases and salts
  • The Periodic Table
  • Air and water, sulphur and carbonates
  • Organic chemistry

Prior requirements and hours of study

  • Previous study: Cambridge International recommends that learners starting this course should have studied a Chemistry curriculum such as the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme or equivalent national educational framework such as the Key Stage 3 programme of study within the National Curriculum for England (Years 7-9).
  • You should allow approximately 150 hours’ study time to complete it. 
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online tuition for igcse Chemistry

Additional service – online tuition

We are pleased to be able to offer Wolsey Hall students the opportunity to book 1:1 tuition at IGCSE Level in Chemistry. Each session lasts 45 minutes.

Our courses are designed with a self-study approach, however, you may wish your child to have the opportunity to discuss a particular topic area with a Tutor and our 1:1 sessions allow them to direct their learning in this way.

Please note that this is an add-on service that incurs an additional fee.

The syllabus and exam

The course will prepare your child for the following three papers of the (CAIE) Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry syllabus 0620 or 0971.

Paper 2

Multiple choice paper: 45 minutes (30% of total available marks)

Paper 4

Extended theory paper: 1 hour and 15 minutes (50%)

Paper 6

lternative to a Practical paper which will test your familiarity with practical procedures which you will learn during the course: 1 hour (20%)

There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. Wolsey Hall will provide details of the most convenient when you enrol.

All of our IGCSE courses include a number of past exam papers in the final module. These include the most recent paper which can be taken as a mock exam and submitted to your Tutor for assessment and feedback for a modest additional fee.

Course sample

A level Chemistry

2023 -2025 Exams

Course Fees

I have nothing but praise for Wolsey Hall, such a great organisation, very professional but at the same time supportive and friendly. The Student Progress Manager was not only a great support for my son but was always there for me too when I needed advice. Deniz has been studying IGCSE Biology, English Lang, History & Maths.
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Jane, IGCSE Parent


My son James was homeschooled and we chose Wolsey Hall to support him. The learning material was clear and concise and he was buoyed by the knowledge that support was only an email away. They say that the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Well, James did a clean sweep of A* and A’s. Job done. Thanks Wolsey Hall.
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Rachel Fox, IGCSE Parent


The initial study advice I received was easy to understand. My Tutors were more than helpful and were quick to answer any of my questions and grade my assignments. My Student Progress Manager was excellent in not only guiding me but keeping me up to date on events and other stuff also.

Jin Bo-Kyung, A Level Student

South Korea