A Level Chemistry at The Thetford Academy
GENERAL AIMS: The aims of the course are to deliver
the concepts involved in higher level chemistry for
university entry and studying Chemistry at a higher
level; to build students’ confidence at practical skills
and to further develop their research skills.
COURSE OUTLINE: The course is made up of modules
that cover chemistry in a real world setting. At AS
Level, this includes: The chemistry of stars, Fuels for
the future, Plastics and their design, The chemistry of
the atmosphere; Elements from the sea. Modules at
A2 include: Steel story, Medicines by design, Aspects
of agriculture, Colour by design and Oceans.
NATURE OF STUDY: The course involves a great deal
of practical work but also has opportunities for group
and individual work, presentations and projects.
Sixth Form Entry
5 A*-C at GCSE, including a C in English + Mathematics,
with a B grade in the chosen subject areas for A Level.
BTEC Level 3
4 A*-C, preferably including a C in English + Mathematics.
BTEC Level 2
2 D grades.
Each student’s work is reviewed at the end of
Year 12 and progress into Year 13 is dependent on
satisfactory performance in the examinations.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Thetford Academy directly.