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Chemistry at Lodge Park Academy

Course description

Units Studied ‐ Year 12

 Module 1 – Development of practical skills
 Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry
 Module 3 – Periodic table and energy
 Module 4 – Core organic chemistry

Units Studied ‐ Year 13
 Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements
 Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis

Method of Assessment
The new A level chemistry curriculum will come into effect in September 2015. There will be no January
exams and student will sit all exams for AS in June 2016 and A2 in June 2017. AS and A2 will both be
standalone qualifications unless the decision is made to enter student for the 2 year A‐level with all exams
at the end of 2 years (June 2017).

Students who chose the AS option will sit two exams which cover all four modules:
 Breadth of chemistry – multiple choice and structured questions
 Depth in chemistry – structured questions

Both papers are 1 hour 30 min and are weighted at 50%.

Students who chose the A2 option will sit three exams which together cover all six modules:
 Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry – multiple choice and structured questions
 Synthesis and analytical techniques – multiple choice and structured questions
 Unified chemistry – structured questions and extended response questions

The first two are 2 hour 15 min in length and are weighted at 37% each. The third is 1 hour 30min and
weighted at 26%.

Coursework consists of 12 practical activities to demonstrate practical competence which are not assessed as part of the A level grade. Practical knowledge and skills are assessed as a component of the exams.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Additional Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lodge Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September