GCSE Chemistry Foundation Tier

Course Codes

OSC1377 / OSC1378

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Achieve a GCSE in Foundation Tier Chemistry with this distance learning course from Open Study College. With our online GCSEs you can gain an official qualification whilst studying at your own pace, in your own time where ever suits you. If you enrol on a package we'll even book your exams and practical assessments for you!

  • Achieve a fully recognised AQA Chemistry GCSE Foundation Tier – exactly the same qualification as school or college
  • Achieve between grades 1-5 with foundation 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 course pack
  • Study at your own pace, in your own environment
  • Enrol on 'exams + practicals' to include the cost of exams, which we'll book for you
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Course overview

GCSEs are recognised qualifications that are often a gateway to further learning. GCSEs are one of the most popular and sought after level 2 qualifications in the UK. Core subjects consist of mathematics, english and science, and are key requirements for many jobs and entry to further levels of study.

We offer a range of 15 online GCSEs including this GCSE Chemistry Foundation Tier qualification, awarded by AQA.

Chemistry is a branch of science and in our GCSE chemistry course you will study the subject of matter, the substances that form matter and their properties and reactions, as well as the elements of the Earth and its atmosphere.

If you are considering a future in healthcare or medicine, engineering, forensics or just interested in the subject, study our online chemistry GCSE course and gain a fully recognised GCSE qualification.

Please note, the foundation tier course will award grades of between 1-4. Students who fail to meet the minimum standard for grade 1 will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate. Please see our higher tier course for grades between 4-9.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

GCSE Foundation Tier in Chemistry (you must take the exams and practical assessments to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

2 paper-based exams and practical assessments.

Course content

Extra info

Assessment

You will be assessed across the above units by two paper-based examinations and a series of practical assessments undertaken at an examination centre under supervision.

We strongly advise you to take your practical assessments and written exams so you can gain the full GCSE qualification, awarded by AQA.

If you add the exams and practicals package onto your enrolment, we will book the exams and practicals for you. Just let us know when you are ready and we will book!

Please note: If you add on the exams, you will need to be able to travel to our exam centre in Birmingham. You need to ensure you are able to travel to this location. Practicals take place in the Easter holiday.

Course Duration

You have one 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 our GCSE chemistry 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 course pack. 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 and practical assessments, you will be awarded your AQA GCSE Chemistry.

You will achieve a grade between 1-5 with the foundation tier paper. The highest grade you can achieve is 5. Students who fail to meet the minimum standard for grade 1 will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate. For students wishing to achieve grade 4-9, please choose our GCSE Chemistry, Higher Tier.

Progression

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

Exam details

Paper 1

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