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Chemistry at Holy Trinity

Course description

AQA Chemistry is a modular course that develops understanding and skills across a wide range of physical, organic, inorganic and analytical Chemistry. This course will suit well motivated students who are looking to develop their understanding of the chemical world around us.

Chemistry is an extremely valuable ‘A’ level; it is welcomed by a broad spectrum of professions, from finance and law to the armed forces, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and medicine.

As well as nurturing understanding of the chemical world around us and informing opinions on topical issues, Chemistry develops a range of analytical, scientific, mathematical and communication skills.

Chemistry is studied in small groups at the Oscar Romero Centre, where individual needs can be catered for, making learning  more effective and personal.

 

Course content

The course comprises of 6 modules - 3 taken in each year.

Year 12 AS

Module 1 - Foundation Chemistry

Module 2 - Chemistry in Action

Module 3 - Investigative and Practical Skills

Year 13 A2

Module 4 - Kinetics, Equilibra and Organic

Module 5 - Energetics, Redox and Inorganic

Module 6 - Investigative and Practical Skills

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in Chemistry GCSE or the Chemistry module of Additional Science or equivalent.

Assessment

AS - Two written papers taken in June and one practical component which is assessed through an Investigative Skills Assessment (ISA)

A2 - Two written papers taken June and one practical component which is assessed through an Investigative Skills Assessment (ISA)

Financial information

Standard textbooks - AQA Chemistry (first year AS, second year A2) by Nelson Thorne.

Also available - revision guides at discounted prices for AS and A2

Future opportunities

Chemistry is an extremely valuable A Level; it is welcomed by a broad spectrum of professions from finance and law to the armed forces, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and medicine.

As well as nurturing understanding of the chemical world around us and informing opinions on topical issues, Chemistry develops a range of analytical, scientific, mathematical and communication skills.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Trinity directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Number of planned places: 20

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