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Chemistry A-Level

Key Staff:   Ms. Leman                P1010136

Entry Requirements:

  • 6 in Maths
  • 6 for Core Science & 6 for Additional Science OR 6 in Chemistry GCSE plus 6 in one other Science GCSE
  • 4-5 in English

 

Is this a new two year linear A Level Subject?   Yes

The course will be 100% exam based with compulsory investigations that will need to be completed, in order to be able to complete all of the expected questions.

 

Key Points About The Course

  1. The course is 100% exam based – you will sit 3 Papers in June of your final year. Paper 1 will cover physical chemistry topics, inorganic chemistry and the relevant practical skills. Paper 2 will cover the relevant physical chemistry topics, organic chemistry and the relevant practical skills. Paper 3 will cover any content from the 2 years.
  2. In year 1 of the course you will study the fundamental skills required in physical chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, including the associated practical skills.
  3. In year 2 of the course you will study much more organic chemistry, and go deeper into the study of all 3 types of chemistry.
  4. Although your practical skills are no longer examined and marked in this course you will be expected to know how all of these techniques work and are used, therefore practical will still be a big part of this course.
  5. Resources we use include a standard text but you will also be expected to supplement this with other research from websites that will be provided at the beginning of the course.
  6. Chemistry class sizes are usually quite small with 5 to 10 students – this is a good number for group discussion and group work, also allowing you all to support each other.
  7. To study Chemistry you should have a keen interest in Science and finding out about the latest research which can lead to discussion in lessons.
  8. To succeed in Chemistry, research and individual study are an important part of the course. You should be prepared to work with others and in some cases lead the class discussions on the materials you have been studying.
  9. You will be expected to come to lessons having read the relevant area in the standard textbook before the lesson. This will allow you to get the most out of lessons and you will probably arrive to the lesson with questions already prepared
  10. Chemistry works well with subjects such as Biology, Physics, and Maths. The great thing about this subject is it can help lead you into careers not only in the subject but medicine, engineering, forensic analysis, environmental science and many more.