Chemistry GCSE and Level 1/2 Certificate in Chemistry

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: AQA 4402 and 8402 

This course is suitable only for students studying single GCSE Chemistry with AQA (4402) or the AQA Certificate (IGCSE for UK schools/8402).   It is not suitable for those students studying AQA Science or Additional Science or Chemistry specifications with other exam boards.

During the week, the topics that are common to both specifications will be revised.  This will provide appropriate revision of key topic areas.  However, please note that there will be a few topics on each specification that will not be revised on this course.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Atoms and atomic structure
  • The periodic table and trends within the periodic table
  • Chemical reactions
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Metals and their uses
  • Extracting metals
  • Crude oil and obtaining useful substances from crude oil
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Polymers
  • Ethanol
  • Structure and bonding
  • Ionic and covalent compounds
  • Nanoscience
  • Analysing substances
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Rates of reaction
  • Energy transfer in chemical reactions
  • Acids and bases
  • Making salts
  • Electrolysis
  • Purifying water
  • Energy from reactions
  • Making ammonia
  • Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters