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Chemistry AS and A level at Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Course description

This is a subject for those students who enjoyed Science at GCSE and would like to study further the 3 main aspects of Chemistry. These are physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. This subject is essential for those who have aspirations to follow career paths such as Medicine, Dentistry, Chemical Engineering and Forensic Science. Chemistry is also a subject that is looked upon very favourably when applying for non science courses including Law and Economics. As a science subject it is a subject which involves a significant amount of practical work.  

Entry requirements

For AS Level students need to have achieved at least a grade ‘C’ in English and a ‘B’ Maths and ‘BB’ in Science on the higher papers. 

Students will need to achieve at least a grade ‘D’ at AS level to be guaranteed progression on to the A2 course 

Full attendance at all lessons is expected. Students need to have a genuine love of science and in particular, chemistry. You will be required to complete all homework tasks on time and complete independent study away from the classroom.

You will need to be able to work effectively with others during practical work and work will independently when completing written tasks.  


AS Students will sit 2 written examination papers and are also assessed on their practical skills throughout the year. These assessments are formal with the marks contributing towards your final examination grade. The A2 examination will follow the same format. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbrook Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September