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Chemistry A Level at Buxton Community School

Course description

Students study 2 examined units in year 12 and a further 2 in Y13. Each year also involves a practical assessment known as an ISA.

Organic, Inorganic, Physical and Theoretical ideas and concepts are covered in both years.

Entry requirements

Entry into our 6th Form is based upon gaining a minimum of 5 A* - C at GCSE including at least a grade C in English and/or maths. BTEC courses will be taken into account in support of the 5 A*-C at GCSE. The minimum average points score for all subjects for entry into the 6th Form is 39.


AQA Chemistry - The Chemistry GCE is split into 2 examined units each year and an ISA.

Further information

Revision tips:

Make a revision timetable - and set aside a day to revise a topic and a later day to review it. Use your time effectively and spread your revision out in a suitable and practical time frame, to avoid leaving it all until the last moment. Always make revision notes, mind maps or cards as you go - you will remember more and have a ready made revision guide of key facts to read through just before the exam. Make the best use of exam past papers and the mark scheme, to ensure you are aware and prepared for the requirements of each answer

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton Community School directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

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