GCSE Chemistry

GCSE

Chemistry at GCSE can be studied through

  • Triple Award
  • Double Award
  • Single Award

Triple Award Chemistry

Taught by specialist teachers four or five periods per week through Years 11 and 12

 

Year 11

C1: Structures, Trends, Chemical Reactions, Quantitative Chemistry and Analysis

This module is worth 35% and will be taken in the first summer of the course.

 

Year 12

C2: Further Chemical Reactions, Rates and equilibrium, Calculations and Organic Chemistry

This module is worth 40% and will be taken in the second summer of the course

C3: Practical Skills

Booklet A is a practical exam to be taken between January and May of the second year, worth 7.5%.

Booklet B is worth 17.5%, taken in the second summer of the course, a written exam set in a practical context.

Pupils can use this subject to access ‘A’ level Chemistry and Applied Science

 

Double Award Chemistry

Taught by specialist teachers three periods per week through Years 11 and 12

Year 11

C1: Structures, Trends, Chemical Reactions, Quantitative Chemistry and Analysis

This module is worth 11% and will be taken in the first summer of the course.

Year 12

C2: Further Chemical Reactions, Rates and equilibrium, Calculations and Organic Chemistry

This module is worth 14% and will be taken in the second summer of the course

Unit 7 Practical Skills

Booklet A is a practical exam to be taken between January and May of the second year, worth 2.5%.

Booklet B is worth 5.83%, taken in the second summer of the course, a written exam set in a practical context.

Pupils can use this subject to access ‘A’ level Chemistry and Applied Science

 

 

Single Award Chemistry

Unit 2 Chemistry

This is a modular course.  Chemistry will be taught in Year 12 and examined in the summer of that year.  This unit is worth 25% of the award.

Unit 4: Practical skills

Booklet A is a practical exam to be taken between January and May of the second year, worth 7.5%, (two practical tasks from Chemistry, Physics or Biology).

Booklet B is worth 17.5%, taken in the second summer of the course, a written exam set in a practical context.

Pupils can use this subject to access Applied Science at ‘A’ level.

 

If you intend to study any science at A-level, it is desirable to take Further Mathematics at GCSE. In fact, the knowledge and skills gained by following this course will greatly assist you when it comes to studying any A-level science.