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Open up a future in science with our AQA GCSE Chemistry. If you are considering a future in healthcare or medicine, engineering, forensics or just interested in the subject, study our chemistry GCSE course and gain your fully recognised GCSE qualification. Understand how atoms work, discover chemical changes and learn about chemical bonds. Exams and practicals aren’t included in this course.

Course Overview

  • Fully recognised AQA Chemistry GCSE Higher Tier
  • Exactly the same qualification as school or college
  • Achieve between grades 4-9 with higher tier
  • Explore the wonder of chemistry in the science world
  • Understand chemical bonding, atomic structure and energy changes
  • Discover the periodic table of elements
  • Choose to study online or from the course pack
  • Study at your own pace, in your own environment

COURSE CONTENT

  • Atoms, symbols, relative atomic mass, electronic charge and isotypes
  • The periodic table
  • Properties of transition metals

  • Chemical bonds, ionic, covalent and metallic
  • Bonding and structure and their relation to the properties of the substance
  • Structure and bonding of carbon
  • Bulk and surface properties of matter
  • Nanoparticles

  • Chemical measurements, conservation of mass and the quantitative interpretation of chemical equations Amount of substance in relation to masses of pure substances
  • Yield and atom economy of chemical reactions

  • Reactivity of metals
  • Reactions of acids
  • Electrolysis

  • Exothermic and endothermic reactions
  • Chemical cells and fuel cells

  • Rate of reaction
  • Reversible reactions and dynamic equilibrium

  • Carbon compounds as fuels and feedstock
  • Reactions of alkenes and alcohols
  • Synthetic and naturally occurring polymers

  • Purity, formulations and chromatography
  • Identification of common gases
  • Identification of ions by chemical and spectroscopic means

  • The composition and evolution of the Earth’s atmosphere
  • Carbon dioxide and methane as greenhouse gases
  • Common atmospheric pollutants and their sources

  • Using the Earth’s resources and sustainable development
  • Life cycle assessment and recycling
  • Using materials The Haber process and the use of NPK fertilisers

ASSESSMENT

You will be assessed across the above units by 2 paper-based examinations.

A range of practical skills for this course will be assessed through written exams. Therefore, we strongly advise you to take your practical assessments and written exams.

With this option, you have the freedom to book your own exams and practicals. If you would like these included take a look at our GCSE Chemistry Foundation Tier Including Exams and Practicals

Paper 1

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Weighting: 50% of GCSE
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Question type: Multiple choices, structured, closed short answer and open response
  • Assessed: Topics 1-5

Paper 2

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Weighting: 50% of GCSE
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Question type: Multiple choices, structured, closed short answer and open response
  • Assessed: Topics 6–10

COURSE DURATION

You have 1 full year to complete your course which starts from your enrolment date. During this time, you have access to full tutor support through email.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol on this course. This course is for students aiming to achieve grades 1-5.

If you are wishing to study towards grades 4-9 choose GCSE Chemistry Higher Tier.

STUDY METHOD

Study for your GCSE chemistry around your life commitments. Whether that’s alongside work, college or family – study at a pace that suits you.

Choose to study online or from a coursepack. As long as you have your study materials, you can study wherever you want.

Tutor support is available through email, so help is only a click away!

COURSE OUTCOME

Once you have studied the course and successfully passed the examinations, you will be awarded your AQA GCSE chemistry.

You will achieve grade between 1-5 with the higher tier paper. If you just fail to achieve grade 4, you will be awarded an allowed grade 3.

Students who fail to meet the minimum standard for an allowed grade 3 will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate.

For students wishing to study towards grades 4-9, please choose our GCSE Chemistry Higher Tier course.

PROGRESSION

Successful students with a reasonable grade will be able to study Chemistry A-Level.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Yes! Our GCSE course is accredited by awarding body AQA.

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

No extra reading is required for the completion of this course.

You will need to take the official GCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. It is your responsibility to book and pay for any exams and practicals included in this course yourself.

Students are required to take full responsibility for making arrangements with their chosen test centre. The highest grade you can achieve with this course is Grade 5.

For students wishing to achieve grade 6-9, please choose our GCSE Biology – Higher Tier course.

For this particular course, examination centres charge a substantial fee to take your exams and practical assessments, which is why we thoroughly recommend you conduct further research into this before enrolling.

You are still able to study this GCSE course, but the British Council Approved Centres, as this is the only guaranteed way to access exam centres.

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

Course Curriculum

Expand All Collapse All 10 Lectures 11 months, 3 weeks
Unit 1
ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND THE PERIODIC TABLE 1 month
Unit 2
BONDING, STRUCTURE AND, THE PROPERTIES OF MATTER 1 month
Unit 3
QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY 1 month
Unit 4
CHEMICAL CHANGES 1 month
Unit 5
ENERGY CHANGES 1 month
Unit 6
THE RATE AND EXTENT OF CHEMICAL CHANGE 1 month
Unit 7
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1 month
Unit 8
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS 1 month
Unit 9
CHEMISTRY OF THE ATMOSPHERE 1 month
Unit 10
USING RESOURCES 1 month

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