Chemistry AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School
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
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
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.
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
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.