Chemistry GCSE

Chemistry GCSE

Chemistry GCSE covers a wide range of interesting topics relating to the composition, structure and properties of chemicals. As well as learning these basic concepts, you will also study how chemistry relates to things like the environment and materials.

Specific topics include atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical analysis, chemical change, energy changes and properties of matter. Throughout the course, you will develop essential knowledge and practical skills, enabling you to understand and analyse how chemistry is relevant to our everyday lives.

For general enquiries, please contact: admissions@newcollege.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

A GCSE at grade 4/C in Core Science, or grade 3/D in Additional Science/Chemistry or grade 3/D in Combined Science/Chemistry. If you don’t have these qualifications, we can consider if you have the necessary potential via a diagnostic test.

Future career and study opportunities

A GCSE in Chemistry is useful for many scientific areas of work, but it is also appreciated by non-science employers! This qualification will provide a solid foundation for pursuing further education and can open up a range of career opportunities.

A Grade 6/B will enable you to progress onto A Level Chemistry, and with a grade 4 (and an additional science) you could go on to study a BTEC Applied Science or A Level Psychology. Career options can then include a technician, pharmacist, forensic scientist, chemical engineer and many more.

Work experience/Careers Extra

This course does not contain a specific work experience component but many of the skills you will learn are essential to employability. If needed, our Employability Team can help you find local work placements that will support the course.

Additional resources/costs

You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase a textbook. Contributions may also be required for extra activities and visits you wish to take part in.

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other full-time course, email admissions@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470

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