Accessibility links

Chemistry A-Level at Capital City Academy

Course description

A level Chemistry is suitable if you:

•Have an interest in, and enjoy Chemistry.

•Want to find out about how things work in the real world.

•Enjoy applying your mind to solving problems.

•Want to use Chemistry to progress onto further studies in Higher Education,support other qualifications or enter Chemistry-based employment.

 

Course content

Topics range from Atomic Structure to Modern Analytical Techniques II

Entry requirements

Students must achieve Grade B or above in GCSE Chemistry. Students entering the Level 3 Academic Pathway must have an APS of 42 or above.

Assessment

All examinations will be taken at the end of Y13.

Paper 1: Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Paper code: 9CH0/01

• Assessment is 1 hour 45 minutes (90 marks)

• Including multiple-choice, short open, open-response, calculations and extended writing questions.

Paper 2: Advanced Organic and Physical Chemistry Paper code: 9CH0/02

• Assessment is 1 hour 45 minutes (90 marks)

• Including multiple-choice, short open, open-response, calculations and extended writing questions.

Paper 3: General and Practical Principles in Chemistry Paper code: 9CH0/03

• The paper will include questions that assess understanding of experimental methods and that will draw on students’ experiences of the core practicals.

• Assessment is 2 hours 30 minutes (120 marks)

• The paper may include short open, open-response, calculations and extended writing questions.

Science Practical Endorsement Paper code: 9CH0/04

The assessment of practical skills is a compulsory requirement of the course of study for A level chemistry. It will appear on all students’ certificates as a separately reported result, alongside the overall grade for the qualification. Students must carry out a minimum of 12 practical activities.

Future opportunities

A number of university courses either specifically require Chemistry or state that a science subject is preferred including courses such as Chemical Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, Pharmacy and Dentistry. Chemistry A-level also provides skills valued in careers outside science such as in the financial sector, law and sport.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Capital City Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

Venues