Chemistry AS/A2 Level at Abbotsfield School
Chemistry is an exciting but challenging course well suited to bright, inquisitive students who are willing to work hard. Chemistry will be studied in a modern context and encourage an appreciation of the importance of the subject in the wider world.
Chemistry A is split into six modules:
Modules 1 to 4 constitute the stand-alone AS Level qualification;
Modules 1 to 6, combined with the Practical endorsement, make up the full A Level.
A*-B grade GCSE in Core & Additional Science or Triple Science Chemistry.
AS1st year of study Assessment
Module 1: Development of practical skills.
AS Paper 1- Breadth in chemistry
AS Paper 2 - Depth in chemistry
Papers 1 and 2 can assess any content from Modules 1 to 4.
Module 2: Foundations in chemistry (covering concepts required throughout the remaining modules)
Modules 3: Periodic table & energy
Module 4: Core organic chemistry
A2nd year ofsessment
Module 5: Physical chemistry and transition elements
A Level Paper 1 - Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry
A Level Paper 2 - Synthesis and analytical techniques
A Level Paper 3 - Unified chemistry
A Level Practical Endorsement (not part of A-level grade)
Paper 1 assesses content from Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5
Paper 2 assesses content from Modules 1, 2, 4 and 6
Paper 3 assesses content from Modules 1 to 6.
A qualification in A-level Chemistry leads to the way to studying many scientific courses such as Forensic Science, Medicine, Pharmacology, Sport Science & Engineering.
There are many degrees in these areas which require A Level Chemistry. Even if students go on to study other courses, the skills & knowledge learnt in A-level Chemistry will still serve students well.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbotsfield School directly.