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Chemistry - GCSE at Challenge College

Course description

GCSE Chemistry provides a Key Stage 4 science course for learners of any ability, whether they intend to study science further or not. The specification has three chemistry teaching and learning units and a controlled assessment unit.

This course provides a firm foundation for progression to AS and A-level Chemistry

Course content

Unit 1 Chemistry 1

C1.1 The fundamental ideas in chemistry

C1.2 Limestone and building materials

C1.3 Metals and their uses

C1.4 Crude oil and fuels

C1.5 Other useful substances from crude oil

C1.6 Plant oils and their uses

C1.7 Changes in the Earth and its atmosphere

Unit 2 Chemistry 2

C2 . 1 Structure and bonding

C2 . 2 How structure influences the properties and uses of substances

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Assessment

  • Unit 1: Chemistry 1

    Written paper - 1 hour

    60 marks - 25%

    Structured and closed questions

    At least one question assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science contex

    Unit 2: Chemistry 2

    Written paper - 1 hour

    60 marks - 25%

    Structured and closed questions

    At least one question assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context

    Unit 3: Chemistry 3

    Written paper - 1 hour

    60 marks - 25%

    Structured and closed questions

Future opportunities

This qualification is a recognised part of the National Qualifications Framework. As such, GCSE is a level 2 qualification and provides progression from key stage 3 to post-16 studies.

A course based on this specification provides a worthwhile course for candidates of various ages and from diverse backgrounds in terms of general education and lifelong learning. It will follow naturally from a
course based on the programme of study for KS3 Science. From a GCSE Chemistry course, students could progress to GCE Chemistry.
Alternatively, students could progress to any AS Science course.
It is aslo considered desirable for prospective entrants to the medical professions to take this course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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