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Course Code: GEVE7, GDAY7

Level: 2
Subject area: Science
Awarding body: AQA
Qualification: GCSE
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 10.00am - 1.00pm or 5.00pm - 8.30pm

About the course

Do you need to retake a science GCSE after missing out on an A-C grade at school? At City College Plymouth we offer a number of GCSE retakes and this Chemistry GCSE could be essential if you plan to train for a career in a science-related field. Chemistry is the science of substances, their properties and reactions. If you picture scientists surrounded by test tubes and bubbling beakers, chemistry is probably the field you’re thinking of! Science has a huge role in the modern world and can have a positive impact on people’s lives. This course will be studied one evening per week, for one full academic year.

What you'll learn

This course includes the following subjects:

  • atomic structure and the periodic table
  • bonding, structure and the properties of matter
  • quantitative chemistry
  • chemical changes
  • energy changes
  • the rate and extent of chemical change
  • organic chemistry
  • chemical analysis
  • chemistry of the atmosphere
  • using resources.
Entry requirements

If you’ve sat GCSEs before, you will need to have achieved a grade 3 (D) in English/maths or a level 2 qualification in literacy/numeracy to retake this GCSE. If not, you may be required to undertake an initial assessment in order to be accepted onto this course.


There are two written exams.

The provisional dates for the GCSE Chemistry exams are Thursday 16 May 2019 (9.30am) and Wednesday 12 June 2019 (9.30am).

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to a higher level science course at the College. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to higher level education such as A Levels, BTECs or a degree.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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