This interesting GCSE Chemistry course will look at three key Units as well as having the opportunity to carry out your own practical coursework in Unit 4.
Unit 1 considers how useful materials such as metals and oil is obtained from the earth.
Unit 2 investigates the structure of materials, how this affects chemical reactions and how energy changes affect reaction rates.
Unit 3 looks at the development of the periodic table and analysing chemical solutions including water, acids and alkalis.
Unit 4 covers the practical controlled assessment. The course is ideal if you wish to improve your grades in order to proceed onto AS Science or Applied Science courses.
Your GCSE Chemistry course includes three theory Units (75% of the final grade with each unit being worth 25%) and a practical coursework Unit (25% of the final grade).
If you want to be a full time GCSE student taking more than one science subject, a minimum of Grade DD in GCSE Core + Additional Science is required plus English and Mathematics at Grade D or above. You will be expected to re-sit your GCSE Mathematics and English alongside your science subjects and need to be accepted to do the higher paper in these subjects before you enrol on the science GCSEs.
For part-time students taking GCSE Chemistry only, Grade DD in Core + Additional Science is required along with Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics.
Mature students are welcome to apply but you will need to have GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade C or above or Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy and evidence of recent academic study at a suitable level.
You will appreciate the importance of chemistry as a human endeavour which interacts with social, philosophical, economic, industrial and environmental matters.
Awarding Body: AQA
Level: Level 2
Duration: 32 weeks starting in September
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