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Chemistry AS at Warlingham School

Course description

The specification is divided into chemical topics, each containing different key concepts of Chemistry. Once the key features of a chemical topic have been developed, applications are considered. For assessment purposes, knowledge and understanding of key concepts are treated separately at AS; important links between different areas of Chemistry are largely assessed synoptically at A2. While the teaching of practical skills may be integrated with the theoretical topics, they are assessed separately. This allows skills to be developed in a way suited to each individual centre. AS Unit 1 : Atoms, Bonds and Groups Unit 2 : Chains, Energy and Resources Unit 3 : Practical Skills in Chemistry 1 Assessment format AS Unit 1 – 1 hour written paper 60 marks 30% Unit 2 – 1.75 hours written paper 100 marks 50% Unit 3 – Coursework 40 marks 20%

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade BB or above in Double Science or Chemistry

Future opportunities

Degrees in Chemistry, Dentistry, Medicine and Agriculture. Careers in Chemical Engineering, Food Industry, Ecology and Forensic Science.You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Biology or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Chemistry, which could lead onto higher education in science related subjects or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Chemistry or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Pharmacist. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Biology or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Chemistry, which could lead onto higher education in science related subjects or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Chemistry or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Pharmacist. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. Degrees in Chemistry, Dentistry, Medicine and Agriculture. Careers in Chemical Engineering, Food Industry, Ecology, and Forensic Science.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff. To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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