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A-Level Chemistry at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton)

Course description

The aims of these specifications are to encourage candidates to:

  • develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for chemistry, including developing an interest in further study and careers in chemistry;
  • appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society;
  • develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works;

develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of chemistry and how they relate to each other.

Course content

  • Atoms, Bonds and Groups
  • Chains, Energy and Resources
  • Practical Skills in Chemistry 1
  • Rings, Polymers and Analysis
  • Equilibria, Energetics and Elements

Practical Skills in Chemistry 2

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A*-C including at least grade B in Science - individual circumstances to be discussed

Assessment

AS Assessment

30% of the total AS GCE marks (15% A2)

1 hr written exam paper

60 marks

50% of the total AS GCE marks (25% A2)

1 ¾ hr written exam paper

100 marks

Practical Skills -

20% of the total AS GCE marks (10% A2)

Qualitative task (10 marks)

Quantitative task (15 marks)

Evaluative task (15 marks)

40 marks in total

A2 Assessment

15% of the total Advanced GCE marks

1 ¼  hr written exam paper

60 marks

25% of the total Advanced GCE marks

2 hr written exam paper

100 marks

Practical skills -

10% of the total Advanced GCE marks

Qualitative (10 marks)

Quantitative (15 marks)

Evaluative (15 marks)

40 marks in total

Financial information

Bursary applications are means tested

Future opportunities

What is next for me after this course?

A qualification in Chemistry is recognised as being extremely important by employers and universities.

Possible careers include:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Science
  • Science Teaching and most forms of management

Accountancy

Further information

What skills do I need?

Throughout the course you will undertake a range of tasks.

 

These will require you to:

  • read around the subject both prior to and after the lesson
  • research given topics
  • manage your own time
  • work in teams
  • solve problems
  • analyse data

 

Entry requirements are open to negotiation with individual students once final GCSE results are known, but as a general rule:

 

  • students taking either AS GCE or the 2 year Advanced GCE should have obtained a grade B (or better) in either GCSE Core  AND Additional Science or Chemistry GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton) directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Donna Wilcox
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01782 882249
    • Email address:
    • DWilcox3@ossma.co.uk

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