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Chemistry A Level at Raynes Park High School

Course description

Throughout the course, candidates are introduced to the ideas of chemistry and their application to a variety of contexts, both every day and more specialised. Their understanding of how science works in chemistry is deepened. The specification thus provides a valuable education for candidates who take chemistry or related subjects further. It is also an excellent foundation for further study of chemistry, medicine (and related subjects such as pharmacy and pharmacology) or other sciences.

Course content

At AS level

3.1 Physical chemistry, 3.2 Inorganic chemistry, 3.3 Organic chemistry

At A level

3.1 Physical chemistry, 3.2 Inorganic chemistry, 3.3 Organic chemistry but all units will be covered in much more depth

Entry requirements

Acceptance onto the course requires a minimum of two Grade B’s at GCSE in Core and Additional Science at higher tier.  Students need a secure understanding of Chemistry and Mathematics to succeed at AS.  It is also crucial that students can demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues and how Chemistry relates to current social developments. Finally, a good grasp of mathematical concepts is required and so you will need a Grade B in English and Maths GCSE


At AS units 1 and 2

At A level units 1, 2,and 3

On-going internal assessment will take place throughout the course.  The other units will assessed via external linear exams which will take place in May/June

Future opportunities

Chemistry, Chemical Sciences, Medicine and Medial Sciences including Pharmacy, Dentistry, Vet Sciences and other science fields such as Chemical Engineering

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Raynes Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2017
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