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GCSE Chemistry

GCSE • Level 2

GCSE Chemistry

GCSE • Level 2

Type of LearningAdult Learning

Course CodeA6368

Study ModePart Time

DurationSeptember to May/June, exam dates are set externally by OCR and we are not in control of when these dates are.

Awarded ByOCR Gateway Science Chemistry A (J248)

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About the course

Chemistry is the science of the composition, structure, properties and reactions of matter, understood in terms of atoms, atomic particles and the way they are arranged and link together. It is concerned with the synthesis, formulation, analysis and characteristic properties of substances and materials of all kinds. Learners should be helped to appreciate the achievements of chemistry in showing how the complex and diverse phenomena of both the natural and man-made worlds can be described in terms of a small number of key ideas which are of universal application, and which can be illustrated in the separate topics set out below. Content is split into six teaching topics C1-C6 and a practical activity skills topic C7, Topic C1: Particles, C2: Elements, compounds and mixtures, C3: Chemical reactions, C4: Predicting and identifying reactions and products, C5: Monitoring and controlling chemical reactions and C6: Global challenges.

Type of LearningAdult Learning

Course CodeA6368

Study ModePart Time

DurationSeptember to May/June, exam dates are set externally by OCR and we are not in control of when these dates are.

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Awarded ByOCR Gateway Science Chemistry A (J248)

Entry requirements

A recent GCSE in English and Maths OR a pass in our diagnostic assessment

Modules

Paper 1 - Taught from September to Christmas, Paper 2 - Taught from Christmas until exam period and Practical sills - taught throughout the course. Each paper is worth 50% of the qualification and practical skills are assessed in the written exam.

Assessment

You will be assessed regularly throughout the year by a series of informal assessments. These assessments are designed to monitor your progress and provide feedback on areas of improvement. Your GCSE qualification will be awarded by the completion of two exams at the end of the year (both papers are 50% of the total GCSE).

Careers & Progression

Completing this course provides the stepping stone needed to move into higher education science, such as: Foundation Entry Route BSc (Hons) Medical Biology, HNC in Applied Science: Chemistry, Foundation Entry Physiology and Pharmacology and many more. These programmes and others are offered here at University Courses Burnley College.

Additional Details

Equipment Supplied

As part of the course cost you will be provided with a textbook. For practical lessons we will provide all safety equipment such as lab coats and goggles. However if you feel more comfortable bringing your own this is also fine.

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Or call us on 01282 733373