GCSE Chemistry

Course Overview

The course (WJEC GCSE in CHEMISTRY) consists of 3 units; two of which look at different chemistry topic whilst the third test scientific skills.

The course is assessed through two exams – one for unit 1 and one for unit 2 (each exam makes up 45% the course marks contributing to a total of 90%). There is also a 'Practical assessments' completed in class (10% of the course marks).

The course has 30 weeks of study, 2.5 hours per week.

Students will need to complete substantial amounts of study in their own time.

Updated June 2017

Entry Requirements

No qualifications are necessary. Students will need to take a logical and mathematical approach to their studies.

Course Delivery

Unit 1 CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES, REACTIONS and ESSENTIAL RESOURCES

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes 45% of qualification

This unit includes the following topics:

  1. The nature of substances and chemical reactions
  2. Atomic structure and the Periodic Table
  3. Water
  4. The ever-changing Earth
  5. Rate of chemical change
  6. Limestone

Unit 2 CHEMICAL BONDING, APPLICATION OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes 45% of qualification

This unit includes the following topics:

  1. Bonding, structure and properties
  2. Acids, bases and salts
  3. Metals and their extraction
  4. Chemical reactions and energy
  5.  Crude oil, fuels and organic chemistry
  6. Reversible reactions, industrial processes and important chemicals

Unit 3: PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT 10% of qualification

  1. Section A - Obtaining results
  2. Section B - Analysing and evaluating results

Further details are on WJEC GCSE science website.

Progression Opportunities

GCSE Chemistry offers a GCSE in science which is a requirement for teacher training courses. Progression to Level 3 Science courses such as A Levels and BTECs would be possible.

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Venue(s)

Tycoch
Gorseinon
Course deliverable in Welsh:
No

Detailed Course Information

Where and when can I study?

Start Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017 | Course Code: GA043 ETD | Cost: £130

Level 2   Thu   6-8.30pm   30 weeks   Tycoch  

This course has already started, however you may be able to enrol on it if there is availability. Call 01792 284000 to enquire for availability.