Course Overview

Are you fascinated by the night sky? Do you ever wonder about the movements of stars? Would you like to explore the mysteries of the big bang? Then look no further than GCSE Astronomy.

Studying in your own time, at your own pace, you’ll explore every known corner of the known universe! You’ll learn about the major components of our galaxy, from the Earth, moon, and sun, to the surrounding planets, comets and stars. You’ll explore the forces which have shaped our planetary systems, causing day, night, and seasonal cycles. You’ll travel in time to understand how stargazers through the centuries have used astrological observations to make sense of our place in the world, before uncovering how current theories for the evolution of our universe may shape humanity’s future.

This course will help you to develop skills that are highly valued by universities and employers, such as scientific thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to evaluate observations and methodologies. A qualification in astronomy will open the doors for a career in other branches of science, such as meteorology, or a profession in planetariums, museums, and even engineering! It’s the first step into astronomy, but a giant leap for your future. You’ll have a clear induction to the course, and your assignments will be well-structured to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your exams.

You’ll get all this too:

  • Fast Track – In a rush? You’ll have the option to complete this course within a year.
  • Guaranteed Exam Venue – Finding exam spaces can be tough, so with Oxbridge you’ll get guaranteed access to our network of partnership exam centres around the UK
  • Exam Pass Guarantee – We’re so confident, if you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

Course at a glance

Course duration

24

On average it takes our students 8 months to complete this course, however you have up to 24 months.

Awarded by

This course is awarded by Edexcel.

Study Method

Study online with our award-winning platform, MyOxbridge, receive your course materials in the post or both!

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Whichever career path you decide to choose, our 5‑step process can help you achieve your goals.

Step One

We'll take the time to understand your goals

Step Two

Together we'll develop your learning journey

Step Three

You'll get access to our award-winning learning portal, MyOxbridge. If you like, add a printed version of your course too!

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Our team of highly qualified tutors are as passionate about your success as you are. That’s why you’ll receive as much one-to-one support as you need from the moment you enrol, right through to receiving your certificate

Step Five

Once you've passed, we’ll review your learning journey, and provide free resources such as our Job Ready or University Ready Pack.

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24

On average, students complete this course in 8 months, but we'll give you up to 24 months.

30mins/day

The learning hours for this course are up to 150 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 12 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

Awarding Body

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Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad. They have been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 2 decades. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in Astronomy, issued by Edexcel. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.

Our course code
X815
Qualification Code
1AS0
Official Qualification Title
Astronomy GCSE

Entry requirements

Difficulty
Level two: the equivalent difficulty of a GCSE, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you will need the ability to carry out observations of the night sky. You’ll also need to have a fairly good grasp of maths.

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