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Chemistry AS & A Level at Coloma Convent Girls' School

Course description

AQA Chemistry is a content-led approach. Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and they’re assessed both through written papers and, for A-Level only, a teacher assessed Practical Endorsement. The AQA Chemistry specification aims to encourage learners to develop: Essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other; A deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods; Competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills.

Throughout the course, an after-school Chemistry Club is run to assist the students twice a week.

Entry requirements

The chosen pathway requirements, and at least Grades AA in Science AND Additional Science OR a Grade B in Chemistry. In addition, students should have Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics


AS Qualification:

  • Paper 1: Physical and Inorganic paper
    1.5 hours, 50% of AS
  • Paper 2: Physical and Organic paper
    1.5 hours, 50% of AS

A Level Qualification :

The A Level is a linear qualification assessed after 2 years.

  • Paper 1: Physical and Inorganic paper
    2 hours, 35% of A level
  • Paper 2: Physical and Organic paper
    2 hours, 35% of A Level
  • Paper 3: Practical Skills, Data Handling and Synopsis 
    2 hours, 30% of A Level

Future opportunities

A Level Chemistry is essential for the study of medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. In addition, it is particularly relevant for pharmacy, pharmacology, biochemistry, chemical engineering, forensic science and of course the pure science itself.

Further information

This A level has a linear specification

Awarding Body 2017-19

AQA AS(7404)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coloma Convent Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 11 January 2017
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