Chemistry A Level at Oldershaw Academy
One of the three principal branches of Science, Chemistry is central to the understanding the interaction of chemicals within a material world. The first year deals with the structure of atoms and lays down the foundation of patterns found in reactions of elements throughout the periodic table. The theoretical lessons are supported by practical experiences that will improve technique and accuracy in addition to give first hand recognition of chemical products and the reactions they do. Assessment is by formal written examinations and practical assessment during class.
The AQA Chemistry course is split into Units. The Units are assessed by written examination at different points in the year. Students will be expected to answer a varied style of question. This will include recall and application of the recalled knowledge. Further to the actual Unit being directly assessed; AWA in common with other examination boards ask questions of a synoptic style, dipping into priors learning from other parts of the course and apply this within their answers. Practical assessment is found at both AS and A2.
Candidates will require at least a grade B Dual Award Science, grade B Single Award GCSE Chemistry and grade B GCSE Mathematics.
Chemistry is a subject that offers a very wide entrance requirement to many Degree courses. It is a fundamental requirement to gain access to study Medicine and Veterinary Sciences. As a Level 3 course it underlines the student’s ability to handle abstract concepts and to be numerically very competent. Subsequently, as a subject to help gain employment it is highly desirable.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oldershaw Academy directly.