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A Level Chemistry at Beaconsfield High School

Course description

Content is split into six teaching modules:

  •  Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry
  •  Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry
  •  Module 3 – Periodic table and energy
  •  Module 4 – Core organic chemistry
  •  Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements
  •  Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis

Practical skills are embedded throughout all the content of this specification. Learners will be required to develop a range of practical skills throughout the course in preparation for the written examinations, in the broad areas of implementation, analysis and evaluation skills. Full details of the assessment for this are yet to be confirmed by OFQUAL.


Further information

Essential Information

  •  Lab coats and appropriate footwear are essential for all practical work
  •  A scientific calculator will be required
  •  Chemistry leads to many future courses/degree subjects, for example, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Engineering and Natural Sciences
  •  Should you require additional information, please contact Mrs Edwards, or your daughter’s Chemistry teacher
  •  See additional information on the intranet

How can parents help?

  •  By encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own learning, e.g. in personal organisation of notes and in study habits at home, such as making time for regular study
  •  Encouraging students to take an interest in science stories in the news, e.g. global environmental problems
  •  Encouraging purchase and use of scientific journals, e.g. ‘Scientific American’ or ‘New Scientist’
  •  Pointing out programmes of scientific interest, e.g. Horizon (BBC2) or Equinox (C4) or similar programmes
  •  Encouraging students to join RSC ChemNet, cost £10/£15 which provides useful information and resources.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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