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Chemistry at Derby High School

Course description

The AS and A2 in Chemistry serve the needs of a wide range of students as they follow their individual routes through lifelong learning. At Derby High School we follow the Edexcel specification, which contains the following broad objectives: . * developing and using practical techniques to investigate chemistry * observing and using trends in the behavior of substances * solving chemical problems using mathematical techniques * solving chemical problems using concepts * studying the application of contemporary chemistry in areas such as climate change, green chemistry, pharmaceuticals and chemical research. . Assessment . The course involves a staged assessment with unit tests taken at internals during the course, including an internal practical assessment. The three AS units (1, 2 and 3) together have a weighting of 50% of the A2, and the three units (4, 5 and 6) together also have 50% of the A2. . Successful completion of the AS and AD offers students several routes for progression including: . * Progression on to a range of higher education courses, including degrees in medicine, veterinary science, life sciences, engineering, pharmacy as well as the more obvious pure chemistry * Direct entry into employment, especially into the scientific and related sectors

Entry requirements

Seven full GCSE passes (including English and Maths) at Grade B or above with at least a B in those subjects that the student wishes to study.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years