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Chemistry AS level at Cannock Chase High School

Course description

Chemistry is a subject of global importance. As one of the fundamental sciences it has a profound effect on our planet and is involved in nearly every facet of everyday life. Almost every new technological change and important discovery has its foundation in chemistry. The aims of these specifications are to encourage candidates to: develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for chemistry, including developing an interest in further study and careers in chemistry; appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

Course content

•      Formulae, Equations and Amounts of Substance

•      Atomic Structure

•      Bonding and Structure

•      Energetics and Kinetics

•      Equilibria

•      Redox

•      Inorganic Chemistry and the Periodic Table

•      Organic Chemistry

•      Modern Analytical Techniques 

Entry requirements

A minimum of two Bs from GCSE Core Science and Additional Science or in GCSE Chemistry and a minimum of B from GCSE Biology or Physics; also grade B in GCSE Maths. 


Content will be assessed at the end of the year of study; this will provide a standalone qualification.  Students will sit two examinations at the end of the year, each with 50% weighting.  These exams will test content, application and practical skills. 

There is no coursework aspect to this qualification.  However, students will have to complete a selection of specified practicals that they will get a separate pass/fail result from; these practicals will be referred to in question papers. 

Future opportunities

Chemistry is a very useful subject to study. It offers a fantastic range of opportunities such as careers in health care such as doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacist and other careers such as Environmental Management, Forensic Science, Biomedical Science, Food Science, Chemical engineers to name but a few.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cannock Chase High School directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September