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Chemistry at The Castle School

Course description

If you are enthusiastic about science and enjoy combining practical and theoretical activities, then Chemistry is for you. This course gives students a solid understanding of the fundamental ideas behind the way substances interact. Whilst the course can be challenging, students really enjoy the opportunity to consider the underlying reasons for the phenomena covered in GCSE. It develops practical skills with analytical and logical reasoning. It also helps students gain an awareness of ‘real-life’ applications of chemical theory and some of the environmental and economic issues associated with these. A level Chemistry provides a sound basis for those students wishing to take related courses at University and is a requirement of courses such as Medicine, Veterinary Science and Chemical Engineering. Employers value the qualification and the skills it promotes; it can therefore open doors to a vast number of career opportunities.

AS provides a solid foundation of the key ideas. It introduces the reactivity of atoms and molecules and provides an understanding of their structures. The development and use of the periodic table is explained. A2 develops the concepts of physical chemistry introduced at AS, and covers kinetics, equilibria, organic chemistry and spectroscopic. Investigative and practical skills assessments allow students to gain marks for practical proficiency.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade BB in GCSE Science (Core & Additional or Triple), plus grade B in Mathematics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years