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Chemistry AS & A Level at The Camden School for Girls

Course description

The Linear A level course covers 3 topics:

  • Organic

  • Inorganic

  • Physical

The organic module cover topics such as Alkanes, Alkenes, Halogenoalkanes and Alcohols.

The inorganic modules cover topics such as Periodicity, Group 2 and Group 7.

The physical modules cover topics such as Atomic structure, Bonding and Energetics.

Entry requirements

All applicants must have an academic reference from their current school stating their predicted grades. These must in all cases include GCSEs at level 6 or above in English language and maths, and 3 other GCSEs at or above grade B.

2 'A' grades or above in Double Science including core and additional. 2 'A' grades or above including Chemistry and another science if taken as triple science.

Assessment

The coursework element in the new A level Chemistry has been replaced by a focus on practical skills over a range of core practicals. There will be a new exam paper with questions related to these core practicals.  About 15% of total marks in the A-level exams will be based on practical questions. As well as answering questions in written exams, students’ practical skills will be assessed by teachers. This is in addition to the A level grade and will be reported as a ‘Pass’ on A level certificates. 20% of the marks on Chemistry papers will require the use of Level 2 mathematical skills.

There will be 3 exams at the end of year 13 covering all of the topics and questions relating to the core practicals.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Camden School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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