B Week

B Week

  • A Level Chemistry

    A Level Chemistry

Introduction

The A Level chemistry courses have been designed to be a practical experience, with students undertaking both practical and theory work. The practical activities included will help the students to consolidate their understanding of the main aspects of chemistry and equip them with the skills required to study this subject at higher levels. The course is designed to prepare students for progression either into higher education or employment and to develop their interest and enthusiasm in chemistry. Students will study, amongst many topics, aspects of chemistry that are often seen in the media or that affect their lives; including green chemistry, pharmaceuticals and climate change.  It also aims to help the students to appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how science contributes to the success of the economy and society, developing a deeper understanding of 'How Science Works' and how areas of the subject relate to each of us and to the world around us.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grades 6/6 in Combined Science or grades 6/6/5 if the Triple Science route was followed at GCSE. A 6 grade in the chosen science subject and a 6 in GCSE Mathematics is required.

Curriculum Overview & Exam Information

We have included curriculum overviews as well as exam information to support students and parents/carers to have a better and broader understanding of how learning develops in each year group. The curriculum overview documents below indicate: the knowledge, skills and understanding that students will gain, how this unit builds on prior learning, and what mastery will look like for each year group. This year, we have added a catch up summary at the beginning to outline how we will catch up on lost learning during school closure. The red writing also indicates where the curriculum has been changed this academic year to support student catch up.