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Chemistry (AS Level) at Abbot Beyne High School - a Specialist Visual Arts College

Course description

AS consists of 3 units: Unit 1: – Foundation Chemistry: Atomic structure, amount of substance, bonding, periodicity, introduction to organic chemistry, alkanes. Unit 2: Chemistry In Action: Energetics, kinetics, equilibria, reduction/oxidation reactions, the Halogens, Group 2 metals, and extraction of metals, alkenes, alcohols, haloalkanes, and analytical techniques including mass spectrometry and infra-red spectroscopy. Unit 3: Investigative and Practical Skills in Chemistry: Investigative skills are examined through the use of 2 assessed practical tasks within lessons and a written exam probing the student’s knowledge of How Science Works. Practical skills are assessed by students performing a minimum of 6 practical tasks in lessons using certain skills contributing to the overall mark for practical work. All practical tasks are assessed by the staff at Abbot Beyne, and moderated by the examination board.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs grade A-C, including English and Maths. At least a B grade required at GCSE.

Financial information

No cost to full-time students.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Biology or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Chemistry, which could lead onto higher education in science related subjects or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Chemistry or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Pharmacist. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbot Beyne High School - a Specialist Visual Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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