Chemistry at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College
Who would suit or enjoy the course? Students who want to understand the world around them, from the atomic scale up to large scale chemical processes. Those who wish to expand their knowledge of the contribution of chemistry to society and the environment.
What is the structure of the modules and methods of assessment?
Unit 1: CHEM1 Foundation Chemistry Examination paper (70 raw marks/100 UMS). 4 - 6 short answer questions plus 1 – 2 longer structured question(s). 1 hour 15 minutes 33.33% of the total AS marks 16.67% of the total A Level marks
Unit 2: CHEM2 Chemistry in Action Examination paper (100 raw marks/140 UMS). 6 - 8 short answer questions plus 2 longer structured questions. 1 hour 45 minutes 46.67% of the total AS marks 23.33% of the total A Level marks
Unit 3: CHEM3 Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Chemistry AS Centre Assessed Unit (50 raw marks/60 UMS). Practical Skills Assessment (PSA) 12 raw marks Investigative Skills Assignment (ISA) 38 raw marks 20% of the total AS marks 10% of the total A Level mark
What skills are needed/involved: Ideally B or above at GCSE Additional Science or B or above at GCSE Chemistry.
Students need to be committed in their approach, should spend extra time reading around the subject and asking for help when required. Where can this subject lead me to in the future? Chemistry A Level students have an excellent range of skills that employers value highly. You will gain skills in numeracy, problem-solving, data handling, analysis, observation, team working and communication.
Chemistry opens up opportunities in a vast range of degree courses and careers, such as Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Finance, Forensics, Law, Medicine, Nuclear Science and Pharmacy
Ideally B or above at GCSE Additional Science or B or above at GCSE Chemistry.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College directly.