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Chemistry at John O'Gaunt School

Course description

What does the AS specification consist of and how is it assessed?Students study 3 units in the AS course. The content ranges practical techniques in chemistry including titration and burning fuels to making balloon models to illustrate the shapes of models. Assessment consists of 3 parts:Unit 1: Chem 1 – Foundation Chemistry (Exam) (33.3%)Unit 2: Chem 2- Chemistry in Action (Exam) (46.7%)Unit 3: Investigative and practical skills in AS Chemistry (In class assessment) (20%)What does the A2 specification consist of and how is it assessed?Students study a further 3 units in order to complete the A2 course. The content ranges from how strong is an acid? What is spectroscopy? Why are transition metal solutions coloured?Students also complete experimental and investigative activities to allow them to apply their knowledge and understanding of Chemistry in planning, carrying out, analysing and evaluating their work.Assessment consists of:AS Component (50%)Unit 4: Chem 4 - Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry (Exam) (20%)Unit 5: Chem 5- Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry (Exam) (20%)Unit 6: Investigative and practical skills in AS Chemistry (In class assessment) (10%)

Entry requirements

A* to B GSCE in Chemisty and A* to C in English and Maths

Future opportunities

What might I use this qualification for?A qualification in chemistry is very valuable and versatile attribute. It can open up a wide range of career opportunities from Medicine, Pharmacy, Forensic Science and Veterinary Science to Chemical Engineering, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Accountancy, Archaeology and Banking.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John O'Gaunt School directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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