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Chemistry A Level at Clacton County High School

Course description

If you liked GCSE Chemistry, then you will love A Level Chemistry. It will extend your knowledge of familiar topics such as atomic structure, bonding, rates of reaction, mole calculations and organic chemistry. You will also study new topics on energy changes, instrumental analysis and entropy.

The Chemistry course has been designed to be a practical experience with activities that will consolidate learning of the main aspects of Chemistry and prepare you with the skills required to study Science at a higher level. The practical skills will be assessed in three internal assessments per year and count for 20% towards the final grade.

Topics include:

  • Atoms, Bonds and Groups
  • Chains
  • Energy and Resources
  • Practical Skills in Chemistry 1
  • Rings
  • Polymers and Analysis
  • Equilibria
  • Energetics and Elements
  • Practical Skills in Chemistry 2

“Before I started my Sixth Form studies I had known for a long time that I wanted to be a Doctor and I decided to stay at CCHS as I had a strong belief that the staff and facilities could support me best to get the results I needed to achieve my grades. The teachers that I had worked with for the previous 5 years instilled confidence in me and as we knew each other so well, I valued and trusted them to do the best for me. I was also supported throughout the Sixth Form to access additional help and knowledge with Pre-med courses, the UKCAT tests and practise interviews arranged to prepare me fully for the arduous selection process. I am now loving my time at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, which has proved to be the ideal location and course for me. It is hard work and to be highly organised is crucial to remain in the top group of students on my course, who all achieved top grades to get on this course." - Connor Bruce

This course will suit you if you like Chemistry and being able to explain how things work and why things happen and enjoy making the science happen as you create new compounds in your practical work. You will also need to enjoy maths as there are many calculations in A Level Chemistry.

Course content

A minimum of six GCSEs (grades A*-C) is required, including English. 

Grade B in Chemistry and Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clacton County High School directly.

Last updated date: 25 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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