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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code
Awarding Body OCR
Level GCSE
Start Date 05/09/2022

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Course overview

This GCSE is available in Pathway 2 only.

Our GCSE Chemistry A (Gateway Science) qualification will develop your broad scientific knowledge as well as your understanding of a range of theories and topics within chemistry itself.

You will develop practical and problem-solving skills and an ability to evaluate claims based on science through critical analysis.

This course is run in the David Hockney Building at the main city centre campus.

 

What you'll study

Chemistry A

  • C1: Particles
  • C2: Elements, compounds and mixtures
  • C3: Chemical reactions
  • C4: Predicting and identifying reactions and products
  • C5: Monitoring and controlling chemical reactions
  • C6: Global challenges
  • C7 is a practical-based topic which provides learners with the necessary skills to undertake the 15% practical content in the examinations.
  • Chemistry A

    • C1: Particles
    • C2: Elements, compounds and mixtures
    • C3: Chemical reactions
    • C4: Predicting and identifying reactions and products
    • C5: Monitoring and controlling chemical reactions
    • C6: Global challenges
    • C7 is a practical-based topic which provides learners with the necessary skills to undertake the 15% practical content in the examinations.

Assessment

Practical assignment.

OCR GCSE (9-1) in chemistry A (Gateway Science) consists of two exam papers that are externally assessed.

Each paper is a 1 hour 45 minutes written paper (90 marks).

Entry requirements

GCSE combined or separate sciences
Grade 3
GCSE English Language and Maths
At least one grade 6 and one grade 3

You must be 19+ to enrole on this course.

English and/or Math will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Tuition fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

2019/20: £408

All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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