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Rooks Heath School

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Science - Chemistry

Who is the course for?

  • Students who are interested in Chemistry and its applications.
  • Students who want to use Chemistry to progress onto further studies in Higher Education or enter a Chemistry-based employment.
  • Students who are taking other related A levels.

What can it lead to?

All university courses which require Chemistry as a prerequisite. Any university course which requires an A level. A range of careers which may/may not require Higher Education.

What are the entry requirements?

6 A* - C grades or equivalent at GCSE including English Language and Maths, with minimum of a grade 6 at GCSE Chemistry and a minimum of 6/6 in GCSE Biology and GCSE Physics or a minimum 6/6 in Combined Science.

What will students study?

You will learn about the key concepts of Chemistry through different modules and teaching of practical skills are integrated with the theoretical topics. Scientific knowledge is applied to investigate and solve problems in a range of contexts.

How will students be taught?

Through interactive lessons, discussion, practical activity, visits and independent research.

What equipment or materials will you need.

It will be necessary to purchase textbooks for both years (Approximately £20 per book) and possibly a laboratory coat

How will students be assessed?

AS: A total of three hours assessment split over two papers both with equal weighting.

A-level: A total of six hours assessment split over three examination papers (2x2hour 15 minutes and 1x1 hour 30 minutes) taken at the end of the two year course.

Practical endorsements

Only applies to A level Chemistry - this is reported separately from the A level grade (as Pass/Fail). Teacher assessed with common assessment criteria. Requires a minimum of twelve practical activities to be carried out over the two year A level course covering a common core list of apparatus and technique usage.

Course Offer Conditions

Harrow Sixth Form Collegiate expects to run courses that are offered. However, courses that do not recruit to a satisfactory level may be offered at another centre or withdrawn.

Awarding Body


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