Project Description

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Course Overview

Our WJEC GCSE Chemistry online course, will support you to  develop your scientific skills and knowledge using logic and rigorous scientific thinking. This online course covers a range of subjects, from the structure of the atom through to fractional distillation and fuel production!

A great choice if you’re considering a career in health and clinical professions including medicine, veterinary science, nursing, dentistry, and forensic science, blending chemistry with other suitable GSCEs will be a stepping stone to studying at A-level or university.

Our  WJEC GCSE Chemistry online course is enhanced with lessons with a bank of resources, interactive tests and activities.  The course focuses on strands of learning within the curriculum to improve progression throughout, offering a seamless progression.

Our online course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience.

We provide learning resources that focus on assessment objectives and are organised by topic, allowing you to use them alongside our scheme of work.

The online course measures progression and assesses understanding with;

  • Enables students to build, apply and review their understanding with worksheets and Quick Quizzes..
  • Ensure understanding of the key concepts for the main topics with appropriate presentations.
  • Provides complete specification coverage with a list of learning objectives.

Course Options:

All of our GCSE courses are studied online with support from our specialist subject tutors. You will be given access to our online learning materials and e-books.
PLUS Course
  • Online live classes – these are live interactive classes.

  • These classes are recorded and can be watched back, access available for 7 days
  • Access to full course online

  • e-books provided

  • Workbooks* will be posted

  • Interactive quizzes*

  • Google Classroom Access

  • Homework/assignments set and mark & feedback provided

  • Mock assessments in Autumn and Spring

  • Register your exams with us
  • UCAS Application support

The Classroom Environment

Our online/in-person classes are small making learning more accessible for learners and gives the classroom environment a calm atmosphere to learn. Having a limited number of students in the classroom gives the students more one-on-one time with their teacher, for teachers to review students’ work, to provide feedback on what went well, and how to improve students’ work for the future.

About our teachers

Our teachers are enthusiastic about learning. Teachers will support students towards their individual pathways in education.. Our teachers are here to help!

Course structure – PLUS option

Duration: One year fast track course
Course dates: September – May
  • 3 hours of online live classes per week over 20 weeks
  • Students are expected to study a further 3 hours per week, independently
  • Total course – 160 hours online

Course fees for PLUS Option

  • Enrolment fee: £80
  • Course fee: £750
Instalments available over 8 months (Sept- April) – pay £78.75 per month
(after deducting the application fee)

How to Apply?

1. Complete the application form
2. Send a scanned, coloured copy of your Passport or Driving License
3. Pay the application fee of £200 (the application fee is made up of £80 enrolment fee and £120 towards the course fee, this fee is non-refundable).

Choose your Science Practical endorsement option:

  1. Complete Science Practical endorsements with Swansea College
  2. Carry forward from previous exam series (evidence required on application)
  3. Complete Science Practical endorsements with BioGrad
  4. If you opt out of practical endorsements. Your results certificate will display Not Classified (you must check the entry requirements for the university course you wish to study and see if the practical endorsement is a requirement)

Course Contents

The course is structured into bite-sized parts:

  • The nature of substances and chemical reactions
  •  Atomic structure and the Periodic Table
  • Water
  •  The ever-changing Earth
  •  Rate of chemical change
  • Limestone
  • Bonding, structure and properties
  •  Acids, bases and salts
  •  Metals and their extraction
  •  Chemical reactions and energy
  •  Crude oil, fuels and organic chemistry
  •  Reversible reactions, industrial processes and important chemicals

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

Exam and Assessment                         

Mock Assessments will take place in December and March/April

Register for your exams by 20th January

 2 written exams and practical assessments

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the practical assessment and exams, you will receive a GCSE in Chemistry.

More information can be found in the specification


WJEC GCSE Chemistry Spec
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