Or Application Form to be returned to Student Services
The course is delivered over approximately 30 taught sessions of three hours each designed to teach toward the AQA GCSE Chemistry specification. Students will be required to commit to at least 3 additional hours per week of independent study to be successful on this course.
This course covers structure, bonding and the periodic table with the principles of chemical reactions. Students will also be taught the required practicals (for which they will be required to demonstrate detailed knowledge in the external examination), as well as data interpretation including how to draw conclusions from given tables or graphs, and how to draw bar charts and scatter graphs. The course is assessed through examinations (2 papers of 1 ¾ hours each) at the end of the academic year.
This course is for students 19plus.
Applicants to this course will have already achieved Grade D/3 at GCSE (either Chemistry or Science) and have at least two other GCSEs at grade D/3 or above.
If you have not taken the GCSE course before or have studied abroad, you will complete a short diagnostic test after interview to help decide whether this course is suitable for you.
Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference.
If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
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No specialist equipment is required, the college provides all safety equipment and practical resources. You will be required to bring paper, pens, a scientific calculator and purchase the recommended textbook at the start of the course.
Examinations at the end of the course (2 papers of 1 ¾ hours each).
You will be informed of the examination dates at the start of the course and must ensure you are able to attend, they will take place during the day.
From this course (providing you have 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English and maths) you can progress onto courses such as nursing and teaching or an Access to HE course. A GCSE in Chemistry would enable you to progress onto almost any university degree (provided you already have the necessary level 3 qualifications to do so).
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If you are aged 19 or over:
Fee : £395.00
Please note, this fee is the cost per year. For Higher Education (HE) courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a degree, foundation degree, HNC / HND or teacher training programme. Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for details
This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary, and you do not have a level 3 qualification.
Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.
The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.
For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).