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Chemistry at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

This course is delivered in collaboration with the Weald of Kent Grammar School. The course offers a flexible approach where the specification is divided into modules each covering key areas.

Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and both are examined through written papers. There is no coursework.

Course content

Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and both are examined through written papers. There is no coursework.

 

• Module 1 – Development of practical skills

• Module 2 – Foundations of Chemistry e.g. atoms, amount, redox and structure & bonding

• Module 3 – Periodic table and energy

• Module 4 – Core Organic Chemistry e.g. hydrocarbons, isomerism and infra-red spectroscopy

• Module 5 – Physical Chemistry and transition elements

• Module 6 – Organic Chemistry and analysis, e.g. carbonyls and nuclear magnetic resonance

 

Examination papers will incorporate multiplechoice questions, short answer question styles (structured questions, problem-solving, calculations, practical) and extended response questions.

 

• Paper 1 - Periodic table, elements and physical Chemistry

• Paper 2 - Synthesis and analytical techniques

• Paper 3 - Unified Chemistry

 

Practical endorsement – Students achieve a pass or fail. This is independent of their final grade but is recorded on their exam certificate. To achieve a pass, students have to successfully carry out twelve specified practical experiments including a formal write-up.

 

Entry requirements

Please note that this course is based at the Weald of Kent.

Academic entry requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 5 in both English and Maths together with an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above.

Applicants to this programme will need to achieve an APS of at least 5.5, together with a minimum of a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature and a Grade 6 in Maths.  Students are also required to have a Grade 6 in Chemistry. 

Future opportunities

There are many courses at University that require Chemistry as a prerequisite such as Chemistry, Chemical engineering and Medicine. A Level in Chemistry is also a preferred qualification for Law and Business courses.

Further information

Links with other courses

Biology, Mathematics, Physics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hillview School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2018
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