• Location
    Northampton - Booth Lane
    6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    Thursday from 14 September 2017 to 7 June 2018

    16-18 years old (part-time) £0.00
    19+ unemployed and/or claiming benefits £0.00
    19+ with government funding £0.00
    19+ without government funding £0.00
    Overseas students £847.00
    19+ Advanced Learner Loan students N/A

* People in receipt of certain state benefits may be entitled to a reduction in fees. Please click here for further details or call our Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344

Awarding organisation

Awarding Body: Cambridge International Examinations Qualification on offer: IGCSE Chemistry

Summary of course

The course will be taught through a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions.

After successful completion of this course you can go on to do A-level Chemistry or a BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science (if you have additional qualifications).

IGCSE is broadly the same content and is at the same level as GCSE. However, it is also recognised internationally as well as in the United Kingdom. If you have taken GCSE at school it is an opportunity to improve your grade in an equivalent qualification, whilst approaching the knowledge content in a slightly different way.

What will I study? You will study the following subjects in context:

  • The particulate nature of matter
  • Experimental Techniques
  • Atoms, elements and compounds
  • Stoichiometry
  • Electricity and Chemistry
  • Chemical Energetics
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Acids, bases and salts
  • The Periodic Table
  • Metals
  • Air and water
  • Sulfur
  • Carbonates
  • Organic Chemistry

Progression A Level chemistry or a full-time science course (with additional entry criteria).

How is the course assessed?

3 examinations:

  • Exam 1 is a multiple choice paper for 45 minutes. This accounts for 30% of the final grade.
  • Exam 2 is a written paper for 75 minutes with some short and some long answer questions. This accounts for 50% of the final grade.
  • Exam 3 is a practical test for 75 minutes and accounts for 20% of the final grade.

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you wish to study chemistry further and possibly progress to Level 3 and later University or need a second GCSE science subject qualification for future progression.

Entry Requirements for new students

The expectation is that you will have studied science at school until at least the end of year 9. For students who have recently taken GCSE Science or Chemistry, it is recommended that you have already achieved at Grade D. This would indicate that obtaining a grade C the following summer is a reasonable target It is also recommended that you should not be studying more than one GCSE if you are working full-time. There will be a progress test taken in week 4. If you do not pass you will be advised not to progress and given a refund for the remainder of the year.

Please call us on 0300 123 2344 to speak with one of our tutors before enrolling onto this course.

General Info (materials required for the course)

The textbook recommended for the course is written specifically for this course and the details will be given to you by your lecturer.

Alternative course: IGCSE Biology

Alternative course: IGCSE Biology

For further information contact the Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344.

Course fee information


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We are planning to offer this programme from September 2016. The full details, including the fees for the 16/17 academic year will be available on the College website from the beginning of July 2016. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us or complete our easy online enquiry form.


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