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Chemistry A Level * FEES PAYABLE* at Felsted School

Course description

Although Chemistry is not an easy
option, the correct approach to study
can make it an extremely rewarding
and enjoyable subject.
 
We would expect that you show an
interest in Chemistry by reading
around the subject e.g. Chemistry
review magazines, New Scientist
articles etc. Every hour of Chemistry
teaching needs to be matched with an
hour of private study, this equates to
around 4 hours per week.
 
Chemistry occupies a central and
pivotal position in the sciences and its
study develops an appreciation of
many aspects of our complex and
technical society.

 

Course content

A series of terminal examinations,
based on the following six modules:
 
1. Development of practical skills
2. Foundations in Chemistry
3. Periodic table and energy
4. Core organic chemistry
5. Physical Chemistry and transition elements (A Level only)
6. Organic Chemistry and analysis (A Level only)

Entry requirements

Students should be aiming for at least
an A grade in GCSE Chemistry or an
AA grade in Coordinated Science.

Assessment

AS Level
Paper 1: Multiple choice questions
covering modules 1-4, designed to
assess breadth of knowledge. 50%
 
Paper 2: Longer answer question
paper covering modules 1-4,
designed to assess depth of
knowledge. 50%
 
A Level
Paper 1: Periodic table, elements and
physical Chemistry. Examines
modules 1, 2, 3 and 5. Varied
multiple choice and short answer
questions. 37%
 
Paper 2: Synthesis and analytical
techniques. Examines modules 1, 2,
4 and 6. Varied multiple choice and
short answer questions. 37%
 
Paper 3: Unified Chemistry.
Examines all units. Longer answer
questions (no multiple choice). 26%

Future opportunities

Chemistry opens up innumerable
career prospects in fields such as
Anatomy, Agricultural Science, Beauty
Therapy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Physics, Engineering, Chemistry,
Dentistry, Food Science, Forestry,
Medicine, Pathology, Polymer Science,
Veterinary Science, Zoology and many,
many more.
 
Potential employers value the
analytical and conceptual skills that
are developed during the study of
Chemistry. Such skills, coupled with
the ability to work in a meticulous and
accurate manner, enable Chemistry
students to pursue careers both within
and outside the vast area of Science.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Felsted School directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015
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Key information

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

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    • **FEES PAYABLE**

      Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.