GCSE Chemistry for Adults
Course Code: Q271170
GCSEs & Functional Skills
30 weeks (with 5 additional Saturday workshops)
Part-time (Monday 6pm - 9pm)
GCSE Chemistry is the branch of science that examines substances and composition within matter. It focuses on experiments and investigation into the properties of a substance, as well as reactions.
This GCSE (grades 9–1, where 9 is the highest grade) in Chemistry is a linear qualification that consists of 2 externally examined assessments.
Who is this course for?
- Those wanting to progress into further/higher education for studies and/or a career in science, chemistry, medicine, forensic science, pharmacology, etc.
- those with a keen interest in chemistry who are looking to expand their skills and knowledge.
The qualification will cover the following topics:
• atomic structure and the periodic table
• bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
• quantitative chemistry
• chemical changes
• energy changes
• the rate and extent of chemical change
• organic chemistry
• chemical analysis
• chemistry of the atmosphere
• using resources.
Learners are required to hold a minimum of level 1 qualifications in English and maths (GCSE, Functional Skills or equivalent) or to successfully complete English comprehension and maths reasoning tests at Level 1.
Your progress will be assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods within the classroom (required practical activity, group discussion, group work, lab work, etc.). At the end of the course (normally May/June), you will complete 2 final written examinations which are externally marked/graded by the awarding body (AQA). Results are released in August.
All students are expected to attend all of their timetabled sessions on time, unless prior agreement has been made and agreed with their Tutor. For qualification classes the expectation is a minimum of 85% attendance. If a student arrives more than ten minutes late for class they may be asked to leave. If a student is absent for three consecutive weeks without notice they will automatically be withdrawn from the course.
Those wanting to progress into further/higher education for studies and/or a career in science, chemistry, medicine, forensic science, pharmacology, etc.
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