AS/A2 Chemistry at Bridgewater High School
What will I study?
In year 12 you will develop the ideas covered at KS4 including: atoms and reactions; electrons, bonding and structure; the Periodic Table; alkanes & hydrocarbons; energy and identifying substances. In year 13 you will delve deeper into year 12 work and are introduced to new ideas about rates, equilibrium, pH and transition elements; mathematics is applied widely in within this unit. Throughout the course, practical skills are developed and assessed.
- Unit 1: Atoms, Bonds and Groups
- Unit 2: Chains, Energy and Resources
- Unit 3: Practical skills in Chemistry 1
- Unit 4: Rings, Polymers and Analysis
- Unit 5: Equilibria, Energetics and Elements
- Unit 6: Practical skills in Chemistry 2AS
How will I be assessed?
Unit 1: Written exam in January worth 30% of AS (15% of A2)
Unit 2: Written exam in June worth 50% of AS (25% of A2)
Unit 3: Practical skills assessments marked internally, moderated externally. Worth 20% of AS (10% of A2)
Unit 4: Written exam in January worth 15% of A2
Unit 5: Written exam in June worth 25% of A2
Unit 6: Practical skills assessment marked internally, moderated externally worth 10% of A2
5 GCSEs at A* - C or equivalent, including English and Mathematics and at least a grade B in GCSE Chemistry or B in Science and B in Additional Science.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bridgewater High School directly.