A Level Chemistry at Ilfracombe Academy
The OCR A level in Chemistry is divided into distinctly separate units that cover the key principles of Chemistry. During students’ first year the syllabus ensures the study of both breadth and depth in Chemistry, these concepts are consolidated and built upon within the second year.
- Module 1: Development of practical skills in Chemistry
- Module 2: Foundations in Chemistry
- Module 3: Periodic table and energy
- Module 4: Core organic Chemistry
- Module 5: Physical Chemistry and transition elements
- Module 6: Organic Chemistry and analysis
Students wishing to study A level Chemistry at The Ilfracombe Academy will need to meet the following entry requirements:
- Grade C or better in GCSE Triple Science Chemistry (with a minimum of a grade C within the C3 GCSE examination).
- Grade B or better in both GCSE Core Science and Additional Science (with a minimum of a grade B within the C1 and C2 examinations).
- Minimum of a grade C in GCSE Maths.
- Students of A level Chemistry will need to study post-16 Math’s as one of their other A level options (A level Math’s or Core Maths).
Practical skills in Chemistry will be assessed across the 2 year A level course. Student competency will be evaluated within practical lessons by their classroom teacher and will be reported alongside their A level as a ‘practical endorsement’ (reported as a pass/fail grade).
An A level in Chemistry is a prerequisite for applications to University in the following areas; Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Pharmaceutical Science (to name a few). An A level in Chemistry is desirable in supporting an application to numerous other University courses.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ilfracombe Academy directly.