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Chemistry A Level at Langley Park School for Boys

Course description

The Salters Advanced Chemistry course is an innovative course based upon the knowledge and skills required by a modern chemist, and the techniques employed in the chemical industry. The chemical principles are developed in the context of the applications of Chemistry, including the role of Chemistry in the solving of environmental problems. There is an emphasis on developing the ability to communicate chemical concepts effectively. All combinations of two or more Sciences should contain Chemistry

Course content

Year 1
. Development of practical skills in Chemistry.
. Storylines including:
- Elements of life.
- Developing fuels.
- Elements from the sea.
- The ozone story.
- What’s in a medicine?

Year 2
. Development of practical skills in Chemistry.
. Storylines including:
- The chemical industry.
- Polymers and life.
- Oceans.
- Developing metals.
- Colour by design.
. Chemical literacy.
. Practical Endorsement (non-exam assessment).

Entry requirements

- To understand concepts similar to GCSE but in greater depth.
- To communicate chemical ideas effectively.
- To analyse and interpret scientific information and then apply acquired knowledge to new situations.
- To use mathematical skills – 20% of the final examinations are mathematics based.


Papers 1 and 2 will cover all topics studied throughout both years of the course. Paper 3 is focused on the practical skills developed throughout the course, including recalling appropriate methods, and analysis and evaluation of data.

Paper 1: Fundamentals of Chemistry. 2 hours, 15 minutes, 41% of A Level.

Paper 2: Scientific Literacy in Chemistry. 2 hours, 15 minutes, 37% of A Level. This paper will include questions on a scientific article pre-released before the examination.

Paper 3: Practical Skills in Chemistry. 1 hour, 30 minutes, 22% of A Level.

Future opportunities

Students will acquire a wide range of skills such as manipulation, observation, measurement, interpretation, analysis and evaluation and these can lead on to many careers, not necessarily involving further study of Science. Chemistry is a key requirement for degree courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Nutrition, Food Science, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Agriculture, Chemical Engineering and Environmental Sciences. Students also go on to study Chemistry at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Langley Park School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 15 May 2017
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