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Chemistry A-Level at Prince Henry's High School

Course description

Chemistry is a demanding subject at A level that requires good analytical and thinking skills and a commitment to studying outside lessons. It combines both theoretical concepts with hands-on practical work enabling students to explain what they are seeing by understanding the concepts behind the science. It is highly regarded in Universities for its intellectual demand and is required for students studying medicine, chemical engineering, biochemistry and other scientific disciplines.

Course content

We continue on from the material studied in AQA Sciences at GCSE and extend the ideas and theories in Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. We also study Organic Chemistry (chemistry of carbon compounds) understanding the reactions of organic compounds both practically and through the mechanisms of the reactions. There is no coursework or practical exam, but we build up practical competencies over the two years by studying the required practical activities.

Your lessons will be a variety of teacher-led, discussions, practical work, workshops and independent study. You will be expected to play a full part in these.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 B grades in GCSE Double Science or a minimum of 3 B grades if they have studied Triple Science.

If one of the three is a C grade or below the student must have gained at least an A in their chosen Science subject.

BTEC or OCR nationals are not accepted.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince Henry's High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years