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Course Overview

How does ice float?  Why do leaves change colour?  Why is the sea salty?

Chemistry touches almost every aspect of our existence in some way.

This subject answers all of these questions, and many more! An interesting, challenging, and rewarding online  course, it will 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 appropiate presentations.
  • Provides complete specification coverage with a list of learning objectives.

This online course  has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time, at your own pace.

Take Your Exams at Swansea College Exam Centre

Swansea Online Learning College can provide a guaranteed exam space in our affiliated exam centre taking away the hassle of needing to find your own.

Register for  your exams today…

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.


This is a unitised specification. 

There are two tiers of entry for this qualification:
Higher Tier – Grades A* – D
Foundation Tier – Grades C – G

To achieve a GCSE in Chemistry you will be assessed across all units. There are 2 paper-based examinations and practical assessments to achieve this.

Course Duration

You will have 1 year to complete the full GCSE Chemistry online course from the date you start the course. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time

Study hours

180 hours

Study Method

This course enables you to study for a GCSE in Chemistry by online learning.  Full tutor support is available via email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the practical assessment and exams, you will receive a GCSE in Chemistry. The awarding body is WJEC.

Exam Detail

Take Your Exams at Swansea College Exam Centre

Swansea Online Learning College can provide a guaranteed exam space in our affiliated exam centre, taking away the hassle of needing to find your own.

Register for your exams today…


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