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A2 Level: Chemistry at King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville

Course description

 At A-level, Chemistry is split into the 3 main fields of chemistry, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.Organic Chemistry is the study of carbon compounds and biological molecules. Inorganic Chemistry covers the Chemistry of all other elements on the periodic table, except carbon. ยจ Physical Chemistry is the more mathematical element of the course, and covers rates of reaction, reversible reactions, moles and energy in reactions.  

We also study analytical techniques, an important field of chemistry which employs various techniques to identify unknown compounds. 


Entry requirements


Five GCSE grades A*-C including grade C in either GCSE Chemistry or GCSE  Additional science. You also need Grade C in Mathematics.



You will sit 2 external exams in Year 12, one in January and another in June.  If you go on to study A2, then you will take a further 2 external exams, again in January and June.  There is also a coursework element for both AS and A2.  You will complete coursework which tests your analytical, qualitative and evaluative skills.  At AS, 30% of the marks come from the first exam, 50% from the second exam and 20% from the coursework.


Future opportunities

Most students who are successful at A Level chemistry, go on to higher education.  Chemistry is essential not only for chemistry based degrees, such as chemistry and biochemistry, but also essential for medicine, veterinary science, dentistry and forensic science.  Our pupils have also gone on to other things, such as joining the armed forces and engineering.



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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