Chemistry at Attleborough Academy Norfolk
The Science Department currently teaches an exciting Chemistry course which is innovative and ‘context-led’. It is practical based and further develops the ideas of ‘How Science Works’ from the new Science GCSE. The course is OCR Chemistry B (Salters). It is divided into 6 units, with 3 AS units taught in Year 12 and three A2 units taught in Year 13. The six units are:
AS Level Units: Chemistry for Life, e.g. developing fuels
Chemistry of Natural Resources, e.g. elements from the sea
Chemistry in Practice (internally assessed coursework on ﬁve skill areas: competence, measurement, analysis and evaluation, observation and interpretation).
A2 Level Units:
Chemistry in Materials, e.g. what’s in a medicine?
Chemistry by Design e.g. colour by design
l Investigation (18 hour internally assessed practical investigation).
To study this course at A Level you will be required to achieve, in addition to the general entry requirements, two grade B’s in any of the following: GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Further Additional or GCSE Chemistry, plus grade C in GCSE Mathematics and Grade C in English Language.Please note that BTEC and OCR National courses in Science do not fulﬁl the entry requirements.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Attleborough Academy Norfolk directly.