Chemistry A-Level at St Clement Danes School
- To develop essential knowledge and understanding of the concepts of Chemistry and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations
- To develop an understanding of the link between theory and experiment
- To be aware of how advances in information technology and instrumentation are used in Chemistry
- To appreciate the contributions of Chemistry to society and the responsible use of scientific knowledge and evidence
- To sustain and develop students enjoyment of an interest in Chemistry
- To bring together knowledge of the ways in which different areas of Chemistry relate to each other
A2 Level Content/Skills: The A2 units revisit AS work but in greater depth. In Organic Chemistry, there is greater emphasis on reaction mechanisms. In other aspects of the course, there is a mathematical approach to some parts of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry. Students are also required to complete a minimum of 12 practical activities to fulfil the Practical Skills Endorsements for Chemistry.
- Module 1 - Development of practical skills in chemistry
- Module 2 - Foundations in chemistry
- Module 3 - Periodic table and energy
- Module 4 - Core organic chemistry
- Module 5 - Physical chemistry and transition elements
- Module 6 - Organic chemistry and analysis
Attain at least a C grade in English Language/English Literature GCSE or Mathematics GCSE. Additional Science: B or Chemistry: B.
Unit 1 Periodic Table, Elements and Physical Chemistry: 37% of total A Level.
Unit 2 Synthesis and Analytical Techniques: 37% of total A Level.
Unit 3 Unified Chemistry: 26% of total A Level.
Unit 4 Practical endorsement in chemistry: Non exam assessment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Clement Danes School directly.