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Chemistry A Level-LEA at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

A level Chemistry will give an exciting insight into the world in which we live. It is a highly respected course due to its high academic challenge and it provides the fundamentals on which a wide range of science degree courses are built.

Many key concepts are included and practical skills are integrated throughout the course which supports pupils in developing their passion for the subject.

Course content

Content is split into six teaching modules:

Year 12

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry 


Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry 


Module 3 – Periodic table and energy 


Module 4 – Core organic chemistry 


Year 13

Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements 


Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis 


Entry requirements

Specific Entry Requirements:

6+ Grade in Mathematics

6+ Grade in the Chemistry component of GCSE Science

6+ Grade overall in GCSE Science

5 9-5 Grades at GCSE

Assessment

Assessment (explain how students will be assessed, e.g exam % coursework % etc)

A-Level – 100% exam

Paper 1: Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry (2hr 15 mins 37%)

Paper 2: Synthesis and analytical techniques (2hr 15 mins 37%)

Paper 3: Unified Chemistry (1hr 30 mins 26%)

Each module has a set of Pupil Assessment Groups (PAGs), which are the set practical assessments. The practical endorsement for Chemistry is separate from the exam on which pupils will achieve a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ for their practical skills

Future opportunities

Chemistry is a key subject for a range of careers which include: Medicine, Dentistry, Forensic science, Pharmacy, Engineering and Veterinary science. Chemistry is often requested alongside Biology, Physics or Maths by universities for their science based degrees. Chemistry is also taken by law applicants as it shows the ability to analyse problems and develop concepts.

Further information

Mrs L Ridley - Head of Science

lridley@leasowes.dudley.sch.uk

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: 30 November 2017
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