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Chemistry AQA AS Level (Linear) at Poynton High School

Course description

Learning Method:
Chemistry at Advanced level is a terminal course in which you will be given lots of feedback by your teachers over the two years. Advanced Chemistry aims to develop your intellectual and practical skills. Opportunities will be given for planning, research, problem solving and team work. Practical skills such as observation, manipulation of equipment, interpretation and planning will be carried out within, and examined during the course of AS and A Level.

Course content

You will be expected to engage in six hours of reading and written work outside lessons per week and to read texts to improve your understanding of each topic and to make your own notes where necessary. Your basic mathematics needs to be good, and an ability to take responsibility for your own learning is essential. You will be asked to think and reason in a logical manner. A positive commitment is essential and Chemistry should be chosen because you are interested in the subject and determined to do well. Students who have achieved the greatest success are those who have been most involved from the start and so inevitably obtained the most enjoyment.

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs grade C or above including a BB or above in Core and Additional Science or a B in GCSE Chemistry and one other science subject. (Higher level examination papers must have been taken in this subject.)
  • Additionally, it is advisable for students to have achieved a grade B or above in Mathematics GCSE.


Paper 1: Inorganic and Relevant Physical Chemistry (50% of the AS level) 1.5 hours
Paper 2: Organic and Relevant Physical Chemistry (50% of the AS level) 1.5 hours
Both papers will include questions on relevant practicals and will contain both short and long questions as well as 20% multiple choice questions.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 September 2016

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