Chemistry - GCSEJoseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
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Chemistry - GCSE
What are the main features of this course?
This is a one year GCSE course offered by the AQA. The course is split into three main sections;
Chemistry 1 (core) which includes Rocks, Metals, Crude Oil, Polymers and Earth Science, Chemistry 2 (extension) which includes Electron Structure, Bonding, Rates of Reaction and Energetics, Chemsitry 3 (Additional) which includes Periodic Table, Acids and Alkalis, Water and Chemical Analysis.
Hours of Lessons per week : 3 7
Indicative Group Size : 20
How is the course assessed?
Students are required to take three written examinations. The core unit is examined either by multi-choice or structured questions and lasts 45 minutes. The extension and additional units are examined by structured questionsonly and both last 45 minutes. These can be foundation or higher. You are also required to carry out coursework which is marked by your teacher.
Who should study this course?
Students must fulfil the basic requirements of a GCSE timetable including GCSE English Language grade D. They will also need a grade D (at least) in Science and Additional Science or at least a grade D in the appropriate separate Science
Where can I go next?
Students can progress to a higher level of study such as an A level Chemistry or a vocational course in Science. Careers within the NHS and laborarory work