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Chemistry A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code 5590/021
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

A Level Chemistry builds on chemical concepts from GCSE. On this course you will develop essential knowledge and understanding of different Chemistry topics and how they interrelate. You will study topics including atomic structure, electrons and bonding, the periodic table, organic chemistry, modern analytical techniques, energy and resources. Over the course you will deepen understanding of how science works; appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how science affects the economy, environment and society; develop safe and effective practical skills of manipulating lab equipment, handling chemicals, observation, analysis and evaluation; develop your enthusiasm for chemistry and prepare for further study and careers in chemistry and the sciences.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed by your teacher at regular intervals during the two years using a combination of homework assignments, short tests and longer tests You will be formally assessed at the end of the second year Paper 1(35%) 105 marks, 2 hours includes: A mixture of short and long answer questions Relevant physical chemistry topics, inorganic chemistry and relevant practical skills Paper 2(35%) 105 marks, 2 hours includes: A mixture of short and long answer questions Relevant physical chemistry topics, organic chemistry and relevant practical skills Paper 3 (30%) 90 marks, 2 hours includes: All content and practical skills. 40 marks of questions on practical techniques and data analysis, 20 marks of questions across the specification and 30 multiple choice questions.

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE Maths grade C/5 and Combined Science grade BB/6-6 or Chemistry and either Biology or Physics grade B/6.

Your next steps...

This course offers a pathway to many university courses where you can study either a broad-based science course or one in which you specialise in a particular area of science. Many students go on to study medicine, veterinary, chemistry, pharmacy, nursing, and chemical or physical engineering.

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