GCSE Chemistry Foundation Tier Course – AQA

£500.00

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    Description

    This online GCSE Chemistry foundation course and materials are written and developed, to closely match the curriculum content of the AQA syllabus. The key parts of the course are important in every aspect of planning your studies, practice assessments and accompanying exercises. Providing you with all the necessary information, knowledge and support you need in order to take the exams in confidence.

    The GCSE Chemistry Foundation Course will help students understand the following topics

    • Appreciate the practical nature of chemistry, acquiring experimental and investigative skills based on lab techniques
    • Appreciate the importance of scientific methods of accurate experimental work and reporting
    • Form hypotheses and design experiments to test them
    • Develop a logical approach to problem-solving in a wider context
    • Understand the widespread importance of chemistry and the way materials are used in the world
    • Appreciate how the work of the chemist has social, industrial, technological, environmental and economic consequences for the community
    • Prepare for more advanced courses in chemistry and for courses which require them to have a knowledge of chemistry

    Note: Exam fees are not included in the fees paid to UK Open College. We do not book exams for students. However, you may wish to try www.tutorsandexams.uk who have a number of centres located across the UK. They deal with private candidates all the time and will be happy to help with booking if required. You can also find a list of centres on the AQA website who may also be able to assist.


    Qualification: GCSE Chemistry Foundation
    Support: 1-year support included – Email your tutor or call our support team
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    AQA Specification: 8462
    Exams: Book your own exams
    Type of Study: Study online 

    We also offer the GCSE Chemistry Higher Tier course too. 

    Course Syllabus

    Learners will cover 10 topics as below:

    Atomic Structure & the periodic table
    Bonding, structure and properties of matter
    Quantitative chemistry
    Chemical changes
    Energy changes
    The rate & extend of chemical change
    Organic chemistry
    Chemical analysis
    Chemistry of the atmosphere
    Using resources

    Please note: The highest grade students choosing Foundation Tier Chemistry can achieve is 5. Students will be awarded a grade in the range of 1-5.

    Students who fail to meet the minimum standard for grade 1 will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate.

    Students aiming for Grade 4-9 should take the GCSE Chemistry Higher Tier Course.

    Entry Requirements

    There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

    Course Duration

    This course comes with 12 months of support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 200 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 270 Hours

    Tutors & Support

    All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

    Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

    Assessment

    To achieve a GCSE Foundation in Chemistry you will be assessed across the sections displayed . All sections will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

    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

    In addtion, there are 10 practical assessments required to complete this GCSE. 

     

    Additional Examination Fees

    As a private candidate, it is the students responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College. 

    This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed. This is very easy to do but you need to book in advanced to avoid late booking fees. 

    Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of area. (It’s worth it)
    You can view a list of official AQA approved examination centres here 

    You can also try www.tutorsandexams.uk who have a number of centres located across the UK. They deal with private candidates all the time and will be happy to help with booking if required. 

    The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (6 months minimum recommended)

    Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 day cooling off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

    Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

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    Once course access has been provided you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If you are not happy for any reason at all, simply email our accounts department with your request to cancel on [email protected]. We will offer a full refund. No questions asked !

    Please note: Any request to cancel outside the 14 days cancellation period will be declined. We will not refund you under any circumstances outside of the legal 14 day cooling off period. If you have opted to finance your course with Payl8r finance you are legally obliged to pay the balance of your fees once the 14 day period expires.

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