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Chemistry AS level at The Bushey Academy

Course description

This course enables students to:

  • develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for chemistry, including developing an interest in further study and careers in chemistry;
  • appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society;
  • develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works;
  • develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of chemistry and how they relate to each other.

Course content

Content is split into four 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


Both components assess content from all four modules.

Breadth in chemistry (01)*

  • 70 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written paper
  • 50% of total AS level

Depth in chemistry (02)*

  • 70 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written paper
  • 50% of total AS level

Future opportunities

Choosing Chemistry at GCE will provide you with plenty of opportunities for further progression. At AS/A Level, in colleges and universities, Chemistry is a very relevant subject.

Combining Chemistry with Physics and Mathematics provides a sound basis for technically based degrees such as Engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bushey Academy directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year