GCSE Chemistry

GCSE Chemistry

This course provides a thorough grounding in organic and inorganic chemistry.

Entry Requirements
A very good level of English and Maths.

Alternative study: GCSE Biology, GCSE Physics or A-Level Chemistry

Course Content

We study AQA Chemistry 8462
Study topics include: atomic structure and bonding, quantitative chemistry, chemical and energy changes, organic chemistry, chemical analysis and the atmosphere.

Students will be taught via lectures, seminars, independent research, film and field work. Practical experiments are carried out throughout. There are also 8 ‘required practicals’ as part of the assessment process.

Assessment

Foundation or Higher Level
• This is a linear course which means all the written assessment is at the end.
• There will be two papers lasting 1 hour 45 minutes.
• These contain multi-choice, structured, short and long answer questions.
• Students will sit either the Foundation or Higher tier paper according to their ability.

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