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Chemistry at Beverley Grammar School

Course description

The 'AS' course in Chemistry is designed to provide an appropriate assessment of knowledge, understanding and skills expected of students who have completed the first half of a full 'A' level qualification.

Two units of Chemistry will be studied and examined in Year 12, covering concepts on atomic structure, the mole, the Periodic Table, kinetics, equilibria and organic chemistry. A third unit will be assessed coursework which accounts for 20% of the overall 'AS' mark.

Students will only be able to enter the 'A2' level course if they have successfully completed the 'AS' course in Year 12.

A further two units are studied and examined in Year 13, building and expanding on the fundamental concepts studied in Year 12.

The modules will include such topics as kinetics, equilibria, energetics, redox reactions and further inorganic and organic chemistry. The third unit will again be centre-assessed coursework.

Students who successfully complete the 'AS' and A2' course will be awarded an 'A' level qualification in Chemistry.

Entry requirements

Students hoping to study 'AS' or 'A2' level Chemistry must have a genuine interest in the subject and be willing to work hard. They should have demonstrated a good level of attainment andcommitment to science.

We recommend students to have at least agrade B or above at GCSE level. The syllabus assumes thatstudents have achieved a good grade in GCSE Mathematics.

You can check all entry requirements in the 'Entrance Policy'

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years