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Exam Equipment

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Everything your child needs to get exam ready for science!

GCSE's vs iGCSE's

There are two ways to study science... You can either get GCSEs or iGCSEs. Sometimes it can be a little confusing understanding what the difference is! Let me help clear things up.


  • Most commonly used in mainstream education

  • Only recognised within the UK

  • Contains 'required practicals' which must be completed under supervision either at a school or exam centre (very expensive if entering as an external candidate)

Pearson Edexcel iGCSE

  • Most commonly used in home education

  • Recognised internationally

  • No 'required practicals' but instead practicals are covered theoretically throughout the specification

GCSE Materials

Most UK schools follow the AQA specification for science but you MUST check with your school before purchasing any materials anywhere. I will not be held responsible for any incorrectly purchased materials :)

iGCSE Materials

I recommend Edexcel iGCSE Sciences to all my clients but you MUST check with the exam centre you hope to use that they allow entries for this exam series. I will not be held responsible for any incorrectly purchased materials :)

From the publisher:

  • Matched to the latest specification, for the new 9-1 grading

  • Contains exam preparation and practice throughout

  • Highlights the skills you are developing, which are needed for progression to higher education and employment

  • Provides 3-year access to an online eBook so you can learn on the go

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Why Choose Whiteboards and Wonders?

Tailor-made tutoring

At Whiteboards and Wonders, we understand that each student is unique and learns differently. That's why we offer customizable learning plans tailored to your child's needs.

AQA Science

We know how to make this challenging subject easy! With catchy songs, phrases and jokes along the way to help make learning so much more enjoyable, we support students who might be struggling with science at school and those who want to push for top grades!

Edexcel iGCSE Science

We specialise in Edexcel iGCSE sciences for students who are home educating! Whether you need groups or 121 sessions, we've got you! Study biology, chemistry, physics or human biology with us and you can also receive a discount on your exam entry fees!

Proven Success

In August 2023 we celebrated our best results to date with a 100% pass rate and 70% of students achieving grade 7 or above!

*results reflect grades across biology, chemistry and physics for both AQA and Edexcel exam boards*

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