This interesting course combines practical laboratory work with theoretical studies, modelling and problem solving.
COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT
Chemistry is the central science and impacts on every aspect of our lives.
In Y12 we extend the AQA GCSE study of atomic structure moles and bonding, introduce physical and inorganic Chemistry and embark on an organic Chemistry Unit. A practical assessment and 2 modular exams are sat in the first year. During Year 13 we extend this work to include dynamic equilibria, kinetics, redox and further organic work. Both years will include a range of practicals to enhance the lab skills of students and support the theoretical knowledge.
Studying Chemistry A Level could lead to a career in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medicine, Forensic Science, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine. It is a highly regarded A-Level for all University courses.
Students require 5 GCSE's 9-5. Two good level 5 in Science, 6 in Maths and English. AS Chemistry lasts one year, with two exams at the end (each 1.5 hours). A level Chemistry lasts two years, with all three exams (each 2 hours) at the end of the second year. At least 15% of the marks are based on what you learned in your practicals.
“I didn’t realise you needed Chemistry for so many of the medical courses”.