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A-Level Chemistry

Specification/Exam Board:  CCEA

Criteria for Entry:

Grade B or above in one of the following subjects (including Grade B in Yr 12 Chemistry Module):

  • GCSE Chemistry
  • GCSE Additional Science
  • GCSE Double Award Science
  • GCSE Triple Award Science

The aims of the course are to encourage students to:

  • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for chemistry;
  • Develop their interest in the further study of chemistry and the careers associated with courses related to the subject;
  • Draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and understanding;
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of the different areas of the subject and how they relate to teach other;
  • Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the subject contributes to the success of the economy and society;
  • Develop competence and ability in practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills;
  • Develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of scientific skills and knowledge and understanding of how science works; and
  • Demonstrate that they understand and can apply key concepts.

Summary of Course Content

AS LevelA2 Level
Unit 1: Basic Concepts in Physical and Inorganic ChemistryUnit 1: Further Physical and Organic Chemistry
Unit 2: Further Physical and Inorganic Chemistry and Introduction to Organic ChemistryUnit 2: Analytical, Transition Metals, Electrochemistry and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry
Unit 3: Basic Practical ChemistryUnit 3: Further Practical Chemistry

Summary of Assessment

The AS and A2 level courses provide a very solid foundation for study at a higher level in a range of scientific areas and/or to careers in the following areas: Forensic Science, Education, Research and Development, Healthcare Professionals, Engineering.

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