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A Level GCE Chemistry at Townsend CofE School

Course description

COURSE CONTENT
The full course is divided into a number of topics split between six units. The topics cover a wide area of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. Ideas met at GCSE are developed further, as well as new concepts being introduced. The relevance of and the applications of chemistry are stressed throughout the course.

LEARNING METHODS AND ASSESSMENT
Practical and theoretical work is integrated into the teaching plan in order to re-enforce new ideas and theories.
The course is mainly assessed through written examination. Four units are assessed by written examination. Two of the units (one at AS and one at A2) are assessed by internal practical coursework. This is carried out by completing a number of set tasks through the course.

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS
A number of abstract concepts are introduced during the course and students will be expected to work hard at understanding and applying them. Students need to be prepared to study independently and use all resources available to them.

Entry requirements

Six or more GCSE grades at A*-C including English Language.
Average GCSE point score 5.3 or above.
Minimum Grade BB for GCSE Double Award Science or B in Chemistry studied in Triple Science.
Students with a lower average points score may be allowed to start the course at the discretion of the Head of Department.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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