Chemistry AS/A Level at Croesyceiliog School
Students with a wide range of interests enjoy the chemistry course. Whether you want a job in medicine or industry, chemistry is the solid platform upon which careers are built.
In the first year there are three learning units. In Unit 1 you’ll cover foundation subjects like atomic structure, periodicity and organic chemistry. Then in Unit 2 you’ll work up to topics like kinetics, alkenes and analytical techniques.
Unit 3 happens throughout the year and is dedicated to investigative and practical skills.
Year two follows a similar format. Unit 4 introduces you to 17 topics, including equilibria, polymers and aromatic chemistry. Unit 5 covers thermodynamics, energetics and inorganic chemistry. Unit 6 - like Unit 3 - is the practical, hands-on part of second year.
- A minimum 5 A* to C grades.
- A minimum of a grade C in Maths and English.
- Good written, oral and analytical skills;
- Enjoyment of reading, problem solving and scientific investigation;
- A grade B in Chemistry/Science at GCSE.
The AS level forms 50% of the assessment weighting of the full A level.
There are six main Units of Assessment.
Advance Subsidiary (AS) Candidates take Units 1, 2 and 3
Advanced (A2 level) Candidates take Units 1, 2,3,4,5 and 6
Chemistry is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, nursing, biochemistry, dentistry or forensic science. It will also equip you for a career in industry, for example in the petrochemical or pharmaceutical industries.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Croesyceiliog School directly.