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Chemistry

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Chemistry
Code Chemistry
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The Year 12 topics extend and develop some of the ideas you have learnt at GCSE. Throughout both courses the effect of electron arrangement, energies and structure on chemical behaviour is stressed. You need to be able to learn the fundamental laws and principles of Chemistry and then apply them to unfamiliar situations.

The experimental element assesses your practical skills so you need to be good at carrying out experiments, as well as analysing data produced and evaluating the experiment.    

A few of you may choose to study chemistry for one year only, in which case you take the AS exams, not the A level. 

Details


The Year 13 topics extend and develop some of the ideas you have learnt during Year 12. Throughout both courses the effect of electron arrangement, energies and structure on chemical behaviour is stressed as key synoptic concepts. You need to be able to learn the fundamental laws and principles of Chemistry and then apply them to unfamiliar situations.

The exams for the full A level assess content from across both years of the course.

The experimental work continues to assess your practical skills so you need to be good at carrying out

experiments, as well as analysing data produced and evaluating data.


How will it be delivered?

As well as 3 exam papers, there are 16 core practicals that cover 12 techniques required for the practical competency measure. This is a separate qualification to the A level, though knowledge of the core practicals may be assessed on the exam papers. 

Entry requirements

Overall Entry Requirements:

6 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including an English and Maths.

Course Specific Entry Requirements:

Grade 6+6 from Combined sciences and a grade 6 in Maths or Grade 6 in Chemistry and a grade 6 in Maths.


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