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A Level Chemistry at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

Practical techniques
Students will carry out a range of hands-on techniques and be able to make precise and accurate measurements.

Problem solving
Students need to think logically and apply knowledge and principles to novel situations.

Mathematical skills are vital to chemistry calculations and students should be comfortable with manipulating equations, and handling numbers in standard form.

Communication and Team working
To be able to express themselves verbally and in written form and defend and justify arguments and opinions.

Time management
Chemistry is a subject where there is a large difference in demand between GCSE and A Level. Students will need to realise this and increase the effort on their studies to make a success of Chemistry

What will I be studying?
AS Units
Unit F321: Atoms, Bonds and Groups; external exam sat in June 50% of AS marks
Unit F323: Practical Skills in Chemistry 1;
A2 Units
If students choose to continue chemistry to a full A Level then a similar style of assessment take place in year 13, marks are then combined 50% from AS units and 50% from A2 units
Unit F324: Rings, Polymers and Analysis
Unit F325: Equilibria, Energetics and Elements;
Unit F326: Practical Skills in Chemistry 2;

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years