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Chemistry A level at Oaks Park High School

Course description

The course contents encourage students to explore social, economic, environmental and technological application of chemistry, in both a local and global context. This can enhance students' understanding of the crucial role chemistry has in numerous everyday aspects of our lives and to recognise the value of chemistry in society. This specification will help inspire students, nurture their passion for chemistry and lay the groundwork for further study in courses such as chemistry, medicine and pharmacy. 

Entry requirements

B grade GCSE Maths and

EITHER B Grade Additional and Core Science, or B grade in Chemistry triple science. 


Formal assessment will take place in the form of unit tests. The AS papers include all types of questions that are in the A-level, but at a lower level, helping students to progress towards the more challenging A-level questions.

Regular assessment will be carried out, which will take place at least every two weeks. Summative end of topic tests will be carried out for EACH topic taught. Marks will be recorded in student progress table and reviewed by teacher-student. There will be constant monitoring of results, so that students are aware if they consistently fail/underachieve in the regular assessments.

There will be no internal assessment that leads to marks that contribute towards the AS or A-level grades. In other words, no coursework or controlled assessment. Practical work will be assessed in the written papers. 15% of the total A-level marks will be for practical knowledge and understanding. A separate 'endorsement' of practical work will be assessed by teachers. This will not be graded. If students pass, it will be reported on their certificate; otherwise it will not be reported. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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