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Chemistry A Level (OCR) at The High School for Girls

Course description

The course aims to develop the students’ interest in, and enthusiasm for, Chemistry. We enable students to build on their knowledge from GCSE and to develop an understanding of the different areas of Chemistry and how they relate to each other. Chemistry is a practical subject and many of the key ideas are reinforced through experiments. There is no practical examination, instead practical skills are assessed during short controlled activities throughout the course. There are some mathematical requirements associated with the course, but a good grade in Mathematics GCSE is sufficient to cope with the demands of the course – you will need a calculator!

Course content

Modules include: Breadth in Chemistry; Depth in Chemistry; periodic table; synthesis and analytical Chemistry; unified Chemistry.

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved Grade As in Core and Additional Science or Grade A in Chemistry. Modular results may be considered in exceptional cases. Chemistry is a mathematical subject and students must have a good grade in Mathematics GCSE and will be expected to use a calculator regularly.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years