Chemistry A Level at Hayes School
A content-led approach where the specification is divided into topics, each covering different key concepts of chemistry. The teaching of Practical Skills is integrated with the Theoretical Topics and they are both assessed through written papers. Practical Endorsement is achieved at A level only by the submission of a range of practical work.
Aims: Over the two-year course students will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to study the applications of Chemistry in a modern society leading to an appreciation:
- of the contributions chemists make to society through their work;
- that these contributions, though largely beneficial, are not without risk
- of how chemists obtain useful materials from naturally occurring substances
- the chemists consider social, health, safety, environmental and economic factors when designing and carrying out chemical operations
- of how chemists use modern advances in information technology and instrumentation.
Module 1 Development of Practical Skills
Module 2 Foundations of Chemistry
Module 3 Periodic Table & Energy
Module 4 Core Organic Chemistry
Module 5 Physical Chemistry & Transition Elements
Module 6 Organic Chemistry & analysis
B in Core Science and A in Additional Science. BBC in Triple Science (C in Physics). Plus Grade 5 in Maths.
A level - H432 - Modules 1-6 examined through 3 written papers (2 x 2¼ hrs and 1 x 1½ hrs) at the end of Year 13. Assessment will be through a wide range of questions including multiple choice questions, short answer and extended response questions covering both theory and practical skills covered throughout the course.
Students will be expected to submit a portfolio of their practical work that they have produced over the two years to achieve a Practical Endorsement. This is awarded as pass or fail and will be included separately on their A level certificate.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hayes School directly.