Qualification attained at the end of the course CTC Diploma


What do we cover in the course?

Key syllabus elements

Elements, mixtures and compounds.

Structure of the atom.

How atoms bond.

Types of chemical reaction

Calculating amounts of substance

Energy changes in chemical reactions

Speed of reactions

Chemistry of carbon compounds


How is it assessed?

Key assessment elements

Continuous assessment involving practical assessment and weekly tests, 2 per term.


Key skills required


Good mathematical skills


How will this course prepare you for A levels?

Develop essential practical skills

Develop understanding of fundamental principles.

Develop problem solving skills


Any other information

There is an emphasis on using experimental observations to understand key chemical concepts.

This course assumes no previous practical work, all skills will be taught.