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Chemistry A Level (AQA) at Brigshaw High School and Language College

Course description

·         A level Chemistry is a two year course.  The course covers the 3 main areas of Chemistry;

·         Physical Chemistry which covers the key areas of reaction rates, equilibria systems and acids and bases

·         Inorganic Chemistry which covers the periodic table, redox reactions and transition metals

·         Organic Chemistry which covers the chemistry of carbon compounds.

There will be three written papers at the end of the course, one paper for the above components.

In addition to the written papers, practical work will be assessed by carrying out 12 required practicals over the two year course which lead to a practical endorsement certificate being awarded.  Students will be expected to keep a record of their practical work in a laboratory notebook which will be used as evidence when awarding the practical endorsement.  Techniques and skills related to the required practicals will also be assessed in the three written papers.

 

Course content

A level Chemistry is a two year course. The course covers the 3 main areas of Chemistry;

  • Physical Chemistry which covers the key areas of reaction rates, equilibria systems and acids and bases
  • Inorganic Chemistry which covers the periodic table, redox reactions and transition metals
  • Organic Chemistry which covers the chemistry of carbon compounds.

Entry requirements

Chemistry is a demanding A Level course and we would expect candidates to have achieved at least a grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry or Additional Science Higher tier.  We would also expect students to achieve a 5 in Maths and 4 in English.  It is strongly recommended that you study A Level Maths alongside this qualification.  For further information please contact Mr Worthy

Assessment

Three 120 minute written examinations at the end of year 2.

There will be three written papers at the end of the course, one paper for each of the above components.

In addition to the written papers, practical work will be assessed by carrying out 12 required practicals over the two year course which lead to a practical endorsement certificate being awarded.

Future opportunities

Chemistry continues to provide career opportunities in a wide range of areas such as; Medical related careers, Material sciences and nanotechnology, Food related careers including product development and food analysis.

This is just a snapshot of some of the opportunities and advice is always available with regard to other possible career pathways using a Chemistry qualification.

Further information

For further information please contact Mr Worthy

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 November 2017
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