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Chemistry A Level at Our Lady's Catholic College

Course description

The course builds upon the chemical concepts introduced at GCSE. There is a heavy emphasis on praccal work and students are taught to use sophiscated apparatus.

AS and first year of A level (Year 12)
Module 1 – Development of Praccal Skills
Module 2 – Foundaons in Chemistry
Module 3 – Periodic Table and Energy

Second year of A level (Year 13)
Module 4 – Core Organic Chemistry
Module 5 – Physical Chemistry and Transion Elements
Module 6 - Organic Chemistry and Analysis

The department has excellent links with the Royal Society of Chemistry who have provided speakers, workshops and a number of different compeons. Opportunies for ‘Stretch and Challenge’ work for gi/ed and talented students are provided, including training for the Chemistry Olympiad in Year 13. Mrs Lowe is a senior examiner for OCR.

Entry requirements

GCSE Core +Addional Science Higher Grade B
GCSE Chemistry Higher – Grade B
GCSE Mathemacs—Grade 5


- The AS Level has two exams at the end of the year – both are 1 hour 30 mins long.
- The A Level has three exams at the end of the year – two are 2 hours 15 mins and one is 1 hour 30 mins long.
- At least 15% of the marks for A-level Chemistry are based on praccal skills.

Future opportunities

Chemistry is essenal for medicine, veterinary science, forensic science, pharmacology, pharmacy, biomedicine and denstry. Other related careers include: polymer science, food technology and the manufacture of cosmecs and dyes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Our Lady's Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 28 February 2017
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