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Chemistry A Level at The Holt School

Course description

We follow Chemistry A (H432), a content-led approach. The specification is divided into topics, each
covering different key concepts of chemistry. Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical
topics and they’re assessed both through written papers and, for A level only, the Practical
Endorsement.
Content is split into six teaching modules:
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
There will be 3 written papers at the end of the two year A level course:
Component 01 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Component 02 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6.
Component 03 assesses content from all modules (1 to 6).
1. Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry (01)
100 marks: 2 hours 15 minutes: 37% of total A level
2. Synthesis and analytical techniques (02)
100 marks: 2 hours 15 minutes: 37% of total A level
3. Unified chemistry (03)
70 Marks: 1 hour 30 minutes: 26% of total A level
4. Practical endorsement in chemistry (04) (non exam assessment) - Reported separately.
AS Chemistry
There is also an AS available in chemistry but it is a separate qualification and will not count towards
the A level. The subject content in Modules 1-4 above is examined at the end of the one year course.

Entry requirements

to study A level chemistry you must have studied GCSE science at higher tier. If you studied double award science you will need a B grade in your core science and a B grade in your additional sciences courses. If you studied triple award science you will need a B grade in chemistry. You will also need to have attained at least ideally a B grade in GCSE mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holt School directly.

Last updated date: 26 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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