IGCSE Twenty First Century Science
Cambridge IGCSE Twenty First Century Science meets the needs of students who are not traditional scientists, but who would like to follow a course which emphasises the development of scientific literacy, enabling them to make sense of the science they come across in every day life.
Topics studied in 4th Form are:
Module P3: Radioactive Materials
• Why are some materials radioactive?
• How can radioactive materials be used and
handled safely, including wastes?
• How can electricity be generated? What
can be done with nuclear wastes?
• What are the health risks from radioactive
Paper 6 – Case Study: School based assessment: candidates undertake and report on an investigation of a local issue relating to the syllabus. The assignment should:
• be an extension or consolidation of studies
undertaken as part of the course, and
should be on a local issue or a larger scale
issue that affects local people
• be related to an aspect of science that
involves an element of controversy, in
terms either of the interpretation of
evidence, or of the acceptability of some
new development, and may involve the
collection of first-hand data.