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Chemistry A Level at Oasis Academy Shirley Park

Course description

Chemists have greatly improved the quality of life for the majority of people. Our A Level course is underpinned by the practical skills that we call ‘How Science Works’. You also find out how chemists are real innovators, designing solutions to the problems that affect modern life. A-level Chemistry is a demanding subject which requires the application of scientific knowledge and skills, competency across 12 practical tasks and maths skills (GCSE B and above on higher tier maths).

It opens a range of doors to degrees and careers in health, science, medicine, veterinary science and related careers. It is a requirement for any medical related degrees. Students will learn about a combination of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry building on content introduced at GCSE but with a much more demand for deducing information and application of skills.

The course is taught over two years with the final grade being made up from three two hour exams. Students will also need to complete 12 assessed practical tasks over the two years receiving a “pass” or “fail” alongside their final grade. The practicals are assessed with questions on practical skills in the terminal exams making up part of their final grade.

All students will also complete the AS Chemistry course, the content mirrors the first year of A-level, and sit two exams for the AS at the end of the first year. This is to give students a rigorous indication of their progress and provide hard evidence for their university applications at the beginning of year 12.

Entry requirements

To enrol on the course students need to obtain at least a B grade in Additional Science (higher paper) and a B or above in Maths (higher paper).

While not required it is strongly recommended students sit further additional science (triple science) in year 11 to help with the transition to A-level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oasis Academy Shirley Park directly.

Last updated date: 13 April 2017
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