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Chemistry (AQA) - Delivered at Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre at Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

A traditional 'A' Level subject, which is also one of the "facilitating" subjects favoured by Russell Group universities.

Course content

Unit 1: Foundation Chemistry:

Atomic Structure, Moles, Periodicity, Organic Chemistry and Alkanes

Unit 2: Chemistry in Action:   

Energetics, Equilibria, Redox Reactions, Halogens, Alkaline Earth Metals, Extraction of Metals, Alkenes, Alcohols and Analytical Techniques

Unit 3: Investigative and Pratcial Skills:

Essentially coursework, which is in the form of an assessed practical. Technique, safety and written work are all assessed in this unit

 

Entry requirements

Students wishing to study this should have a B grade or above in GCSE Science and Mathematics or a B grade or, above in, Chemistry.

Assessment

Unit 1: 1 hour 15 min written exam.

Unit 2: 1 hour 45 min written exam.

Unit 3: Controlled assessment during class time

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Unit 1: 1 hour 15 min written exam.

Unit 2: 1 hour 45 min written exam.

Unit 3: Controlled assessment during class time

Future opportunities

Progression to A2 in Year 13

Essential for any Science at degree level. Also required for courses such as Medicine, Dentistry Optometry, Pharmacy, Ophthalmology, Chemical Engineering and Forensic Science and Toxicology.

 

 

Further information

Why study this course?

Develop a strong understanding of chemistry in contexts relating to many of the careers listed above. A facilitating 'A' Level which is well respected by all universities.

Skill required:

Strong analytical thinking skills and a very good understanding of Chemistry and Mathematics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 12 November 2014
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  • Start date: Next September

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