AS / A Level Chemistry

    Exam Board

    AQA

    Entry Requirements

    Students require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 6 or above (or equivalent), including English, Mathematics and Additional Science.

    Course Outline

    This specification has been tailor made to follow on from GCSE Chemistry. It will offer an advanced insight into chemical processes, experimentation and procedures. You will be involved in discussions, practical investigations and exercises to ensure that you are well prepared for your examinations. There is no coursework on this course. However, your performance during practical work will be assessed. The course itself is comprised of 3 main sections:

     

    AS level Units:

    Physical chemistry
    Organic chemistry
    Inorganic chemistry

    Assessment (AS Level):

    Unit 1: 1hr 30min written examination (covers inorganic and physical chemistry with relevant practical skills)
    Unit 2: 1hr 30min written examination (covers inorganic and physical chemistry with relevant practical skills)

    Into the future …

    This is a versatile qualification that can be applied to several further education courses. It is particularly useful for those who wish to progress to careers in:

    • Medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Pharmacy
    • Forensics
    • Health care
    • Optometry
    • Law
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Engineering
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