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A Level Chemistry at St Peter and St Paul, Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

Programme Aim:

Chemistry is one of the subjects that allows access to the top universities in addition to being an entry requirement for many jobs and professions

. General Notes:

The Chemistry Department consists of Mrs M Brumpton and Mr J Baker who work together as a close-knit team with total commitment to ensuring each student?s success.

Chemistry embraces independent learning methods including supported self-study in order to maximise each student?s potential.

Expectations of Students:

At AS and A2 students are expected to spend 3 to 5 hours a week studying out of school. This independent study out of school hours is vital to their learning and hence performance in examinations.

Additional Free E-Help

Students do most of their study / work at home either in the evenings, weekends or holiday. These are the times they need help from their teachers. By use of Mr Baker?s website, twiducate and email he can be accessed for help with Chemistry in these „out of school? hours.

Entry requirements


GCSE Science Core and Additional Award.

GCSE Biology. GCSE Mathematics


Science Grade C or above, preferably

grade B. Mathematics Grade B. Students need excellent communication skills both verbally and written, an inquisitive mind and good mathematical skills. The course suits those with a passion for investigation, learning and exploring different phenomena in the fields of Chemistry. Students will be expected to work independently, with and without supervision.

Future opportunities


Chemistry is used in most fields. Doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physical therapists, veterinarians, Science teachers, fire fighters and people who makefireworks learn about chemistry and so do truck drivers, plumbers, artists, hairdressers, chefs... the list is extensive.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter and St Paul, Catholic Voluntary Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years