Chemistry at St Gregory's Catholic School
Chemistry is everywhere in the world around you! It's in the food you eat, clothes you wear, water you drink, medicines, air, and cleaners. Chemistry sometimes is called the "central science" because it connects other sciences to each other’s, such as biology, physics, geology and environmental science. In Chemistry you will acquire the following skills:-
The course involves a study of the fundamental processes behind a huge range of natural and man-made phenomena and provides a range of skills that are relevant to a wide variety of fields - an emphasis on numerical, communication and problem-solving skills in addition to the teamwork involved in the practical situation.
While there is a need for learning of facts to provide the groundwork for the subject, the emphasis is on the understanding and application of ideas; so you will be challenged by the subject and learn to think for yourself.
There are three written papers, all two hours long.
Paper 1 - Inorganic Chemistry with relevant physical chemistry and practical skills.
Paper 2 - Organic Chemistry with relevant physical chemistry and practical skills.
Paper 3 - All content and practical skills.
Practical work will be assessed in the written papers. 15% of the total A Level marks will be for practical knowledge and understanding. A separate 'endorsement' of practical work will be assessed by teachers. This will not be graded. If students pass, it will be reported on their certificate.
Five GCSE's 9-5 , including grade 7 in Chemistry or the Trilogy Science Chemistry modules, 6 in Maths and 6 in English Language.
What other subjects does it combine successfully with?
Biology, physics, mathematics, further mathematics, geography.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Gregory's Catholic School directly.