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Chemistry AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School

Course description

Course overview

The course itself is taught over six lessons a week by

two members of staff. There are six modules entitled:

Unit 1 – Foundation Chemistry

Unit 2 – Chemistry In Action

Unit 3 – Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Chemistry

Unit 4 – Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry

Unit 5 – Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry

Unit 6 – Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 Chemistry

Course content

You can expect to:

Experience a variety of teaching methods, not least

practical skills and analysis. The practical component is

internally assessed and counts for 10% of the A Level.

Also each student will be provided with an electronic

copy of past papers, extensive PowerPoint presentations

and notes.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Chemistry or two A grades in Science and Additional Science. B in Maths.


90% examination covering theory and 10% examination of practical skills.

Future opportunities

Where does it lead?

In recent years the department has sent pupils to study

at most of the top universities in the UK. These include

Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Nottingham and Warwick

for courses as varied as Chemistry, Medicine, Veterinary

Science, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering, Law and


Further information

Other useful information

It is important to stress that the primary responsibility

for learning lies with the pupil. Homework will be set

on a regular basis and pupils who are serious about top

grades are expected to spend at least five hours a week

on the course in their own time. The Chemistry staff have

constantly provided additional support when required

and it is this commitment to the pupil that produces

results consistently above the national average.

Students’ views …

• 42% of pupils rate the teaching in chemistry as above

average and 50% of pupils rate the teaching as very


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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