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GCSE Chemistry Foundation Tier

Course Codes

OSC1377 / OSC1378

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Achieve your GCSE Chemistry Foundation Tier qualification 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.

  • Achieve a fully recognised AQA Chemistry GCSE Foundation Tier which is exactly the same qualification you would achieve in a school.
  • 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.
  • Study at your own pace, in your own environment.
  • Enrol on 'exams + practicals' option and we will organise and book them 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 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 one year.

Course Outcome

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

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Two 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 to your enrolment, we will book the exams and practicals for you. Just let us know when you are ready and we will book them for you!

If you choose to add your exams and practicals to your enrolment, you will need to sit your exams at our GCSE exam centre in Birmingham.

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

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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 grades 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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