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Chemistry AS and A Level at Shenley Brook End School

Course description

A level Chemistry is for students who are interested in science and finding out how and why chemical processes occur. Students who relish a challenge should find that Chemistry is a welcome subject. If you wanted to study further in a science field, Chemistry is a very suitable qualification that would help develop your scientific skills.

Course content

The general topic areas for this course are:

  • Reacting masses.
  • Atomic structure.
  • Analytical Chemistry.
  • Inorganic Chemistry.
  • Acid reactions.
  • Organic Chemistry.
  • Organic Analysis.
  • Thermodynamics.
  • Transition metal Chemistry.
  • Practical Chemistry skills.


The Chemistry course should encourage students to:

  • Understand the role that Chemistry plays in our lives.
  • Develop analytical approaches and problem solving skills.
  • Have a knowledge and understanding of the reasons and patterns of chemical behaviour. 
  • Be able to perform standard analytical tests to identify chemicals.
  • Be able to synthesise and produce chemicals in a sustainable way.

Entry requirements

Students choosing to continue with Chemistry:  
• Need to have gained at least a grade A in GCSE Core Science and Additional
Science or at least a grade B in GCSE Chemistry (with a minimum grade B in each paper/module) alongside a further grade B in another science subject.
• Have a grade C in Maths (B recommended)
• Have exceptional organisational and research skills   
• Have good practical dexterity and equipment manipu
lation skills
• Need to be interested in current scientific topics
• Need to undertake individual research and reading around the subject to enhance understanding.
 

Financial information

The course is assessed through four units over two
years:
Unit 1 – Examination
Unit 2 – Examination
Practical endorsement: A pass/fail certificate for practical skills which is awarded for A level. This is a separate award which is not linked to the Chemistry grade.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shenley Brook End School directly.

Last updated date: 09 August 2016
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