Course Details

Science is a set of ideas about the material world around us. Within this course you will investigate, observe, experiment and test these ideas and thoughts to support you in building a deep understanding of chemistry. You will be taught by an experienced lecturer who will guide and support you through the subject using an exciting mix of practical and theory lessons.

Entry Requirements

You will require a grade D or 3 and above from any GCSE science based course or any equivalent qualification. If you do not have this qualification or your qualification is three or more years old, you will need to pass an internal assessment. If under 19 you must also be a full time student.

Career options

GCSE Chemistry can lead to further L3 study at Chichester College such as A-Levels or BTECs. It is also a requirement in order to study for a PGCE, and it is highly useful if you are planning a career in science or wish to study sciences at degree level.

GCSE Chemistry

Five highlights

  • 1 Well equipped laboratories
  • 2 Gain experience working with chemicals and laboratory equipment
  • 3 Varied age ranges in class
  • 4 Supportive and experience teaching team
  • 5 Gain a nationally recognised qualification

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • GCSE in Chemistry

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Course code Location Course length Start date
SCI075CD1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will study the new AQA 9-1 specification, comprising of 10 different topics; 1. Atomic structure and the periodic table 2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter 3. Quantitative chemistry 4. Chemical changes 5. Energy changes 6. The rate and extent of chemical change 7. Organic chemistry 8. Chemical analysis 9. Chemistry and the atmosphere 10. Using resources. You will also complete a C Space profile which demonstrates the development of your transferable skills during your time at Chichester College.

How will I be taught?

Lessons are once a week and 2.5 hours long with half an hour break. Lessons will be a varied mixture of practical and theory with a range of teaching methods including group activities, discussions and exam question practice.

How will I be assessed?

GCSE Chemistry is assessed through 2 exams in May/June. Paper 1 covers topics 1-5, while Paper 2 covers topics 6-10. You will be able to discuss with your lecturer whether you wish to take. In preparation for the exam you will also be assessed through the year on practicals, mock exams and class performance.

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