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Chemistry

We want to help develop an interest in and an enthusiasm for Chemistry. Students are given the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to further learning.
What is Chemistry?

Can we do anything about global warming?

What is nanotechnology?

What happens when substances change state?

Why do some things react quickly and others slowly?

Do you have questions about the world around you? Come and study Chemistry to get some answers!

What will I study?

We want to help develop an interest in and an enthusiasm for Chemistry. GCSE Chemistry students are given the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to further learning. In addition to developing an understanding of scientific concepts, the course is designed to develop scientific literacy. It is intended that students understand how scientific knowledge is obtained, how it is reported and the impacts of this knowledge on society.

Why should I study Chemistry?

Chemistry tends to focus on the materials which make up our world, both living and non-living. This course will help you to understand the underlying ideas that help us explain what we observe.

How is it assessed?

Unit

Modules

Weighting

Format
Unit A171 C1, C2, C3 25% 1 hour exam
Unit A172 C4, C5, C6 25% 1 hour exam
Unit A173 C7 25% 1 hour exam
Unit A174 Controlled Assessment 25% Controlled Assessment

 

Exam Board: OCR

What do I need?

Over the last couple of years we have had excellent results. To succeed you need a lot of enthusiasm and the capacity to work hard. The pace is fast so regular work and organisation is needed from the start of the year.

Notes/Reading List

GCSE OCR Chemistry 21st Century Revision Guide CGP (2011), ISBN: 978 1 84762 624 0

GCSE Chemistry OCR 21st Century, CGP (2011), ISBN: 978 1 84762 625 7

“I really enjoy studying Chemistry at DLD because of the variety of experiments and we get a lot of knowledge in a fun way.”

Fariza Balgimbayeva – Current DLD Student

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