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Chemistry AS/A-Level at Plymstock School

Course description

The course is divided into chemical topics, each containing different key concepts of Chemistry. Once the key features of a chemical topic have been developed, applications are considered. The study of Chemistry develops a student's ability to analyse and understand the material world. The three main areas of chemistry are organic chemistry, which covers topics on carbon compounds and analysis, inorganic, the study of all the other elements of the periodic table, and their reactivity and physical chemistry, which looks at the “hows and whys” of chemical reactions. Chemistry A Level consists of two written examinations for AS and three longer written papers for A2, all of which are taken in June. There is also extensive practical skills endorsement.

Course content

AS

  • Module 1 Development of Practical Skills
  • Module 2 Foundations in Chemistry
  • Module 3 Periodic Table & Energy
  • Module 4 Core Organic Chemistry

A2

  • Module 1 Development of Practical Skills
  • Module 2 Foundations in Chemistry
  • Module 3 Periodic Table & Energy
  • Module 4 Core Organic Chemistry
  • Module 5 Physical Chemistry & Transition Elements
  • Module 6 Organic Chemistry & Analysis

Entry requirements

Required At least 5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent). At least 2 B grades (or equivalent) in Science in Chemistry component.

Recomended Mathematics GCSE at grade B or above.

Future opportunities

The study of Chemistry develops a student's ability to analyse and understand the material world. It is also an excellent preparation for science based university courses, including medicine. In our fast moving technology-based society, a qualification in Chemistry is more useful and relevant than ever. Well qualified scientists can expect rewarding careers both intellectually and financially.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

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

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