Chemistry A Level at Parkstone Grammar School
Chemistry is a subject whose aim is to understand the behaviour of the physical universe at a scale so minute and detailed it often defeats the imagination of even the most gifted artists; yet its outcomes have furnished the world with all of its material technologies, from the engineering of pharmaceuticals to the construction of spacecraft.
Chemistry is also arguably the most ancient of human scientific activities after astronomy. It was chemistry that brought human beings fire, and out of the Stone Age into the Iron and Bronze ages.
A2 Content is split into six teaching modules:
Module 1 - Development of practical skills in chemistry
Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry (01) 100 marks - 2 hours 15 minutes Written paper (37% of total A Level)
Module 2 - Foundations in Chemistry - as above
Module 3 – Periodic table and energy
Synthesis and analytical techniques (02) 100 marks - 2 hours 15 minutes Written paper (37% of total A Level)
Module 4 - Core Organic Chemistry - as above
Module 5 - Physical Chemistry and transition elements
Unified chemistry (03) 70 marks - 1 hour 30 minutes Written paper (26% of total A level)
Module 6 - Organic Chemistry and Analyysis - as above
2 written papers examining the whole 2 year course, plus a practical skills endorsement
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Parkstone Grammar School directly.