GCSE Astronomy course

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Date and time: 
13 September 2016–9 May 2017 | Tues: 6.30–9pm | Sat: 10am–12.30 pm
Core course: £420, Members: £378 | Core course and Exam course: £600, Members: £540
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
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Study the Sun-Earth-Moon system, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the wider Universe.

GCSE Astronomy is for those who are keen to acquire a rigorous scientific understanding of the Universe. Studying this course requires basic scientific and mathematical knowledge and computer literacy. A scientific calculator is also required.

While this course is intended for adults, students aged 14 and upwards will be considered for enrolment on a case-by-case basis.

Core Course

Some of our students just want to learn more about the Universe in the company of like-minded individuals and have no interest in a formal GCSE qualification. If this is you, just book the core course. The core course consists of 28 Tuesday evening classes focusing on key astronomy topics.

Core Course and Exam Course

Other students are very keen to obtain a formal qualification in GCSE Astronomy, which requires a commitment to the delivery of coursework. If you are such a person you will need to book both the core course and the weekend exam course.

The exam course consists of eight Saturday classes, two extra Tuesday classes, and study skills advice, revision sessions, past paper sessions, moderated coursework write-ups, and a final examination. Exam registration fees are included. 

In addition to core course dates there will also be sessions on: Saturdays 1 Oct; 11, 25 Feb; 4, 11, 18 Mar; 27 May; 3 June (10.00am-12.30pm); and Tuesdays 16, 23 May 2017 (6.30-9.00pm).

Tutor: Mike Keskeys