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Chemistry AS/A2 Level 3 at Highsted at Highsted Grammar School

Course description

Chemistry at AS and A2-level is interesting, stimulating and academically challenging. The course will enable students to appreciate the inter-linking patterns that are a distinguishing feature of chemistry, recognise the value of the subject to society and how it may be used responsibly.  The specification fosters imaginative and critical thinking as well as the acquisition of knowledge, together with an appreciation of the intellectual discipline that the subject provides.

Lectures and courses related to the AS/A2 examinations and possible university courses and careers, such as Medilink and Vetsix, are available to all students. Additionally, speakers are invited to discuss their particular science-related career path and experiences with the students.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements to AS-level are a grade A in separate Chemistry especially in the C2 and C3 exams.  Furthermore, a strong ability in mathematics is expected.  However, students may be considered on their own merit.

Chemistry at AS and A2 is academically demanding. The students who perform best are those with good mathematical skills and an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of the science studied at GCSE level. Successful chemistry students have good independent learning strategies and skills and tend to also work well in a group, benefiting from the strengths of others as well as making a positive contribution to the group dynamics. The practice of some students of spending excessive time learning by rote accomplishes very little at this level and therefore is discouraged.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

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