Chemistry A Level at Matravers School
Chemistry is central to science and impacts on all facets of our lives. An understanding of chemistry is necessary to all other sciences from astronomy to zoology. All of the materials used by engineers and technologists are made by chemical reactions and we all experience chemical reactions continuously, whether it be breathing or baking a cake, driving a car or listening to a battery driven ipod. Chemistry is concerned with all aspects of molecules, their physical and chemical properties, their composition and structure, their synthesis and use in the 21st century. Students will be carrying out practicals, presentations, an industrial visit, investigating and practising exam technique in order to achieve at A Level.
Courses followed by students with A Level Chemistry include Medicine, Electrical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Accountancy and Finance, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Mechanical Engineering.
The AS level and A level have been decoupled meaning that the AS level is a stand-alone qualification. If students sit the AS examinations and go on to complete a full A level, they will only achieve a qualification for the full A level. The AS examinations
will be discounted.
This will also apply for the UCAS points achieved. Only UCAS points for the AS level or the A level can be used for university applications. If students sit the AS level examinations but then continue with the full A level, they can only use the UCAS points from the full A Level.
There are no longer any internal practical assessments (ISA’s), however throughout the course there are some compulsory practical investigations which will then be assessed in the external written examinations.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Matravers School directly.