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GCSE Chemistry at Kingston College

Course description

Chemistry GCSE is an excellent science subject for you to consider as you will develop a very good understanding of general scientific techniques as well as specialist knowledge and understanding of Chemistry. GCSE Biology combines very well with GCSE Chemistry and together they help support you in a possible future doing science subject A Levels. You are able to do coursework in this subject which will help you with your final grade.

Course content

On the 9-1 GCSE Chemistry course students study the following topics: atomic structure and the periodic table; bonding, structure and the properties of matter, quantitative chemistry; energy changes; the rate and extent of chemical change; organic chemistry; chemical analysis; chemistry of the atmosphere and using resources.

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Entry requirements

The normal offer for entry on to the GCSE course is four GCSEs at grade 3 or above. This must include a GCSE science subject at a minimum of grade 3. This course can only be studied as part of the Full Time GCSE course alongside another four GCSE subjects.


There are two written exams at the end of the GCSE course, each worth 50% of the GCSE. The 9-1 GCSE Chemistry can be sat at either Foundation or Higher Tier.

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Future opportunities

If a student achieves at least a grade 5 they will be able to progress to A Level Chemistry. If a student achieves a grade 4 they will be able to continue on to a Level 3 vocational science course.

Further information

For more information please contact our Admissions Team on 020 8268 3073 or email


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingston College directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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