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Chemistry at All Saints School

Course description

Salters Advanced Chemistry offers an innovative approach to teaching and learning, in which chemical principles are developed through the modern applications of chemistry in today’s world. The course is divided into thirteen teaching sections, five in AS and eight in A2.

Materials for both students and teachers support each teaching section. There are three main resources:

* A Storyline (text book) provides the settings within the chemistry and skills are developed
* The Chemical Ideas (text book) provides the underlying chemical principles
* Activities provide practical work as well as many other types of activities including research exercises, group discussion, presentations and applications of IT etc.

The AS course consists of three modules, two of which are assessed by a written examination. A selection of ideas studied are:

* The elements of life, the chemistry of fuels and catalytic converters, ozone depletion, the greenhouse effect, the extraction and uses of key elements
* The development of polymers.
* The third module is coursework and is assessed through practical and investigative work as well as short written tests.

The A2 course also consists of three modules. Again there are two written examinations. Ideas studied include:

* The story of aspirin, designing polymers with particular properties, the role of chemistry in ‘engineering proteins’
* The role of the oceans in regulating the climate.
* For their third module, students complete an extended practical investigation of a topic of their own choice.

Entry requirements

GCSE Average Grade Score of 40 or more, B in GCSE Core Science & Additional Science (or B in Chemistry), plus C in GCSE Maths

For further details on entry requirements and to calculate your GCSE Score, please click here

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact All Saints School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

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