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Chemistry A Level at The Broxbourne School

Course description

The course is designed to encourage students to develop their interest in and enthusiasm for Chemistry. Students develop
and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of ‘how Science works’. The course
allows students to develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Chemistry and how they relate to
each other.
The AS course of study in Year 12 is made up of three units:
Unit 1: Atoms, Bonds and Groups
This Unit underpins much of the Chemistry encountered in the other Units. Students learn about atomic structure, moles and
equations, acids, bases and salts and redox reactions.
Unit 2: Chains, Energy and Resources
Students learn about the chemical ideas that underpin organic chemistry, hydrocarbons, alcohols and halogenoalkanes.
They study enthalpy changes, rates and equilibrium. In the resources section of this module the emphasis is on the
application of chemical facts and principles to processes occurring in the environment and to the difficulties in providing
solutions to pollution.
Unit 3: Practical Skills
This involves teacher assessed coursework. There are tasks in which students are assessed on their qualitative, quantitative
and evaluative skills. The qualitative and quantitative tasks test skills of observation and measurement. The evaluation tasks
allow students to evaluate the quality of data and procedures.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to The Broxbourne School Sixth Form are based on both the average KS4 points achieved in the summer of year 11 and specific grades gained in subjects relevant to those that they wish to pursue in the Sixth Form. Students are expected to take four AS subjects and AS General Studies in Year 12 and should have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study.
To enter the Sixth Form to study 4 or 5 AS / A-level courses students should have achieved at least 5+ A* - C grades including English and Maths, must have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study and
• gained an average points score of 43 points or more and,
• achieved the entry grade B in the GCSE subject they wish to study at AS / A-level or in the case of subjects not taken at GCSE the entry grade in related subjects
• achieve at least an A in GCSE Maths to take AS level Maths

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years