GCSE Chemistry Higher Tier

Course Codes

OSC1375 / OSC1376

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Our GCSE Higher Tier Chemistry course will enable you to gain an accredited qualification whilst studying at home around your other life commitments. If you enrol on a package we'll even book your exams and practical assessments for you!

  • Achieve a fully recognised AQA Chemistry GCSE Higher Tier - exactly the same qualification as school or college
  • Achieve between grades 4-9 with higher 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' 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 ccience, 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 Higher 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 higher tier course will award grades of between 4-9. If you just fail to achieve grade 4, you will be awarded an allowed grade 3. Students who fail to meet the minimum standard for an allowed grade 3 will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate. Please see our foundation tier course for grades between 1-5.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

GCSE Higher Tier in Chemistry (you must take the exams and practicals 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

To achieve your GCSE Chemistry qualification you will be assessed across all units by two paper based exams and practical assessments.

We strongly advise you to take your practical assessments and written exams to gain your full qualification. If you add your exams and practicals to the cost of your course, let us know when you are ready to take your exams and practicals and we will book these for you!

Please note: If you add on the exams, exams are to be taken at our Birmingham exam centre. You must make sure you are able to travel to this location. The practical sessions will be held during Easter holidays.

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 this course. This course is for students aiming to achieve grades 4-9.

If you are wishing to study towards grades 1-5 choose our GCSE Chemistry Foundation 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, you will be awarded your AQA GCSE chemistry.

You will achieve grade between 4-9 with the higher tier paper. If you just fail to achieve grade 4, you will be awarded an allowed grade 3.

Students who fail to meet the minimum standard for an allowed grade 3 will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate.

For students wishing to study towards grades 1-5, please choose our GCSE Chemistry Foundation Tier course.

Progression

Successful students will be able to study A Level chemistry in the future.

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: Units 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: Units 6–10
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