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Chemistry

Course Details
Dept - Science
Type of Qualifcation - AS/A2
Exam Board - AQA

Additional Entry Requirements -
2 x Grade 6 in any of the Sciences and a Grade 6 in Mathematics is recommended
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Course Content
AS level Qualification (Independent from A2 from September 2015)
• Paper 1: Inorganic and physical chemistry with practical skills
50% of AS level; 1 hour 30 minutes, 80 marks
• Paper 2: Organic and physical chemistry with practical skills
50% of AS level; 1 hour 30 minutes, 80 marks

A level Qualification (Independent from AS from September 2015)
• Paper 1: Inorganic and physical chemistry with practical skills
35% of A level; 2 hours, 105 marks
• Paper 2: Organic and physical chemistry with practical skills
35% of A level; 2 hours, 105 marks
• Paper 3: All content and practical skills
30% of A level; 2 hours, 90 marks
Style of Assessment
Whose kind of course?
Chemistry is a pre-requisite for many of the degree courses including medicine as it demonstrates analytical and research skills. Employers appreciate the hard work involved in studying chemistry and recognise that these pupils will have developed skills including interpreting written or numerical data, communicating ideas and problem solving.

Stretch and challenge - Aiming for A*
The A* grade will be awarded to pupils who achieve an overall grade A (over 80%) in all their AS units and over 90% in their A2 units.
We constantly set challenging problems to ensure that the most able students have the best opportunity to achieve the highest grades.
Career Prospects
Forensic Chemistry, Medicine, Biochemistry, Banking, Teaching, Pharmacy, Environmental Science, Government/Private research organisations, Medicinal and Industrial Chemistry.
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