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Chemistry AS Level at St Peter's School, Huntingdon

Course description

You will be given the skills needed to calculate the quantities of materials involved in chemical processes.

Practical skills are developed throughout the course and form the basis of coursework. In addition, a study of chemistry will develop numeracy and literacy skills and the variety of teaching methods employed will facilitate the demonstration of the key skills of working with others (in practical or to produce displays), communication (in both written and verbal presentations of your ideas) and application of ICT.

Course content

  • Atoms, Bonds and Groups (30%)
  • Atoms and Reactions
  • Electrons bonding and structure
  • The Periodic Table Chains, Energy and Resources (50%)
  • Basic concepts and hydrocarbons
  • Alcohols, halogenoalkanes and analysis
  • Energy
  • Resources

Practical Skills in Chemistry 1 (20%)

Entry requirements

  • You will need a grade B or above in Triple Award Chemistry or in any double award science
  • 5 GCSEs at A* - C, including English and Maths.


You will be assessed by taking 2 exams in year 12 and an internally assessed practical assessment comprising of a qualitative, quantitative and evaluative component in both years.

Future opportunities

Pharmaceuticals manufacture is one of Britain's biggest and most successful industries and it is built upon a supply of high quality chemists, many of whom develop their skills out of the laboratory and into areas such as management and sales.

The City of London values those with Chemistry qualifications highly because of the analytical skills they have learnt.

Forensic science and other areas based upon analytical techniques (environmental chemistry, etc.) are very popular career paths underpinned by a sound knowledge of chemistry.

British universities continue to produce world-class research pushing back the boundaries of what can be achieved with chemical reactions.

Further information

Contact Mr J Moore for further information. Delivery: Full-time

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's School, Huntingdon directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year