Chemistry at Derby High School
The AS and A2 in Chemistry serve the needs of a wide range of students as they follow their individual routes through lifelong learning. At Derby High School we follow the Edexcel specification, which contains the following broad objectives: . * developing and using practical techniques to investigate chemistry * observing and using trends in the behavior of substances * solving chemical problems using mathematical techniques * solving chemical problems using concepts * studying the application of contemporary chemistry in areas such as climate change, green chemistry, pharmaceuticals and chemical research. . Assessment . The course involves a staged assessment with unit tests taken at internals during the course, including an internal practical assessment. The three AS units (1, 2 and 3) together have a weighting of 50% of the A2, and the three units (4, 5 and 6) together also have 50% of the A2. . Successful completion of the AS and AD offers students several routes for progression including: . * Progression on to a range of higher education courses, including degrees in medicine, veterinary science, life sciences, engineering, pharmacy as well as the more obvious pure chemistry * Direct entry into employment, especially into the scientific and related sectors
Seven full GCSE passes (including English and Maths) at Grade B or above with at least a B in those subjects that the student wishes to study.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby High School directly.