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Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) Co-ordinated Sciences gives learners the opportunity to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics within a cross-referenced, scientifically coherent syllabus. It is a double award qualification, earning two grades. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of each subject through a mix of theoretical and practical studies, while also developing an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study.
They learn how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment. As well as focusing on the individual sciences, the syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments.
This syllabus is graded from 9 to 1 but is otherwise the same as Cambridge IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences (0654). You will find past papers and other resources for Cambridge IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences (0654); these may be useful for teaching Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) Co-ordinated Sciences (0973).
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
We have updated Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) Co-ordinated Sciences (Double Award) to make sure that it continues to reflect current educational thinking and meet the needs of learners, schools and higher education institutions around the world. We have made the new syllabus clearer and more consistent with the single sciences. This is helpful for teachers who are teaching more than one science syllabus, and students who will enjoy a more coherent experience across each science.
For full details of the changes, please see the 2025-2027 syllabus above.
We are developing a comprehensive range of resources to help teachers deliver this updated syllabus.
We aim to provide a scheme of work and other relevant classroom resources. Example Candidate Responses will be available following the first examination in 2025. Visit the School Support Hub from June 2025 onwards for details.
View the latest resources that are being developed by our Endorsement Partners for the Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) Co-ordinated Sciences syllabus (0973).
Cambridge IGCSE™ Co-ordinated Sciences (Second Edition) (Collins)
Spark scientific curiosity by putting science in context. Carefully developed features, including questions, worked examples and key terms, build knowledge and skills. This course provides full coverage of the Cambridge IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences syllabuses (0654/0973).
Read more on the Collins website
Cambridge IGCSE™ Combined and Co-ordinated Sciences 2nd Edition (Cambridge University Press)
Develop the problem-solvers of the future with our new editions. Exercises support, then challenge, and guidance from the teacher’s resource helps you offer differentiated support where it’s needed, building scientific skills and skills for life.
Read more on the Cambridge University Press website
In June, this syllabus is available in Administrative zone 3 and for centres in Oman and UAE. In November, this syllabus is available in Administrative zone 3 only. Check the administrative zones for your school.
Please note that if you make an entry for the 9-1 grading scale, it is not then possible to switch to the A*-G grading scale once the entries deadline has passed. If you find that you have accidentally made an entry for the 9-1 syllabus, you must withdraw and re-enter before the entries deadline.
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