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Chemistry (GCE 2 year) at Stoke Park School and Community Technology College

Course description


This Chemistry course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills set out the GCSE course taught at Stoke Park.  The board currently taught at the school is AQA

Course content

The new specification will help to inspire students, nurture their passion for chemistry and lay the foundations for further study and the workplace. The specification has minimal context so that teachers can bring chemistry to life in the way that works best for our students. This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all the AS exams at the end of their AS course for a standalone qualification and all the A-level exams at the end of their A-level course covering the subject matter of both years. Students will study Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry topics as well as completing numerous practical tasks.

Entry requirements

Five A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Maths and an A grade in both Core and Additional Science


Assessment AS Papers 1 and 2 will consist of a 1 hour 30 minute written exam, the papers will be out of 80 marks and will each be worth 50% of the final AS grade. 65 marks will be long and short answer questions, 15 marks will be multiple choice. Assessment A Level Papers 1 and 2 will consist of a 2 hour written exam, these papers will be out of 105 marks. The questions will be a mixture of long and short answers. These papers will each make up 35% of the final A-level grade. Paper 3 will consist of a 2 hour written exam, this paper will be out of 90 marks and will make up 30% of the final A-level grade. 40 marks will be awarded for practical technique and data analysis, 20 marks will be awarded for questions on the whole specification and 30 marks will be multiple choice questions.

Financial information

Please contact Department Head re Field Trips/Activities etc.

Future opportunities

Further Study

The course leads on to many areas of further study at University including chemistry, pharmacy, environmental science, geology, medicine, dentistry, engineering, biochemistry, materials science, many technologies dealing with oil, plastics, paints, rubber, leather, dyes, and, in addition, chemistry is a natural supporter of a large number of courses based on the neighbouring subject areas of biology, physics, other sciences and mathematics. It is also the case that significant numbers of graduates with chemistry degrees enter careers in computing, business and accounting.

Further information

For further information please contact post 16

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Park School and Community Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015
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