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Chemistry AS and A Level at Park House School

Course description

An A Level in Chemistry is an excellent qualification for a wide career choice within science, industry or commerce. Students with a firm background in Chemistry have demonstrated themselves to be numerate, analytical and practical with good problem solving, presentation and communication skills. Jobs can be found in small to multinational chemical companies, as well as business, banking, accountancy, marketing, advertising, teaching, the IT sector and of course, research and design. An A Level in Chemistry is highly respected and the salaries for Chemistry graduates are amongst the highest for any subject at degree level.

Course content

AS Course Summary
F321: Atoms, Bonds and Groups
30% AS 15% A Level
• Atoms and reactions
• Electrons, bonding and structure
• The Periodic Table
Year 12 Examinations – dependent on Student progress.
It may be opportune for some students to sit the first module exam in January (F321). This will be decided on a case-by-case basis from discussion with both teachers.
F322: Chains, Energy and Resources
50% of AS 25% A Level
June Year 12 Examinations
• Basic concepts and hydrocarbons
• Alcohols, halogeno-alkanes and analysis
• Energy
• Resources
F323: Practical Skills in Chemistry 1
20% AS 10% A Level
Examined throughout Year 12.
Students are internally assessed on one task from each of the following categories below. Test papers are externally moderated by OCR.
• Qualitative
• Quantitative
• Evaluative 
 
A2 Course Summary
F324: Rings, Polymers and Analysis
15% A Level
• Rings, acids and amines
• Polymers and synthesis
• Analysis
January Year 13 Examinations
In most cases Students will sit F324 module exam in January Year13, but there is the possibility to defer until June.
F325: Equilibria, Energetics and Elements
25% A Level
June Year 13 Examinations
• Rates, equilibrium and pH
• Energy
• Transition elements
F326: Practical Skills in Chemistry 2
10% A Level
Examined throughout Year 13
Students are internally assessed on one task from each of the following categories below. Test papers are externally moderated by OCR.
• Qualitative
• Quantitative
• Evaluative

Entry requirements

You should have achieved Grade B or above in both GCSE Science and Additional Science, or GCSE Chemistry, to be accepted onto the course. You will be expected to be competent in your knowledge of GCSE Chemistry.

Financial information

£10 Course Book Deposit, refundable on return.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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