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Chemistry (Weald of Kent Collaboration) at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

This course is delivered in collaboration with the Weald of Kent Grammar School. The course offers a flexible approach where the specification is divided into modules each covering key areas.

Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and both are examined through written papers. There is no coursework.

Course content

• Module 1 – Development of practical skills

• Module 2 – Foundations of Chemistry e.g. atoms, amount, redox and structure & bonding

• Module 3 – Periodic table and energy

• Module 4 – Core Organic Chemistry e.g. hydrocarbons, isomerism and infra-red spectroscopy

• Module 5 – Physical Chemistry and transition elements

• Module 6 – Organic Chemistry and analysis, e.g. carbonyls and nuclear magnetic resonance

Examination papers will incorporate multiplechoice questions, short answer question styles (structured questions, problem-solving, calculations, practical) and extended response questions.

• Paper 1 - Periodic table, elements and physical Chemistry

• Paper 2 - Synthesis and analytical techniques

• Paper 3 - Unified Chemistry

Practical endorsement – Students achieve a pass or fail. This is independent of their final grade but is recorded on their exam certificate. To achieve a pass, students have to successfully carry out twelve specified practical experiments including a formal write-up.


Entry requirements

Please note that this course is based at the Weald of Kent.

Academic entry requirements to study Level 3 qualifications at Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 or above in both English (Language or Literature) and Maths and in 3 other GCSE subject plus an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above.


An APS of at least 5.5 is required, together with a minimum of a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature and a Grade 6 in Maths. Students are also required to have a Grade 6 in Chemistry.

Future opportunities

There are many courses at University that require Chemistry as a prerequisite such as Chemistry, Chemical engineering and Medicine. A Level in Chemistry is also a preferred qualification for Law and Business courses.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 21 June 2019
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