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Chemistry at City of Norwich School

Course description

Unit 1: AS F321 Atoms, Bonds and Groups

Atoms and reactionsElectrons, bonding and structureThe periodic table1 hour written examAS level: 30% A level: 25%


Unit 2: AS F322 Chains, Energy and Resources

Basic concepts and hydrocarbonsAlcohols, halogenoalkanes and analysisEnergyResources1 hour 45 minute written examAS level: 50% A level: 15%


Unit 3: AS F323 Practical Skills in Chemistry 1

AS internal assessmentInternal assessmentAS level: 20% A level: 10%


Unit 4: A2 F324 Rings, Polymers and Analysis

Rings, acids and aminesPolymers and synthesisAnalysis1 hour 15 mins written examA level: 15%


Unit 5: A2 F325 Equilibrium, Energetics and Elements

Rates, equilibrium and pHEnergyTransition elements2 hour written examA level: 25%


Unit 6: A2 F326 Practical Skills in Chemistry 2

A2 internal assessmentInternal assessmentA level: 10%
Where can Chemistry lead you?

Chemistry is an extremely rewarding A level that combines well with Biology, Physics, Maths, Environmental Studies and Geography to lead to over 65 different university courses covering Medicine & Dentistry, Medical Sciences, Material & Engineering Sciences and Environmental & Geological Sciences, together with the variety of biological/physical and chemical Sciences. Students have also progressed on to Economics, Accountancy, Physiotherapy, Food science, Operational research, Education, Banking, Computing, Business Studies, Insurance, Nursing and Military careers etc.

Entry requirements

A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2014
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Key information

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

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