Chemistry A Level

 

A-Level Chemistry will develop your understanding of the properties and reactions of substances. You will have the opportunity to apply your understanding to familiar and more challenging new situations through a wide range of problem solving activities. Practical work is an important and essential aspect of the course. A pass in A Level Chemistry is required to study most Biological Science degrees including; Medicine, Dentistry; Biomedical Science and Nutrition. A-Level Chemistry is a linear course: students will complete three exam papers at the end of their two years of study.

Course Content

This is a linear A-Level course, taught over two years, with all the examinations completed at the end of the second year.

Content is split into six teaching modules:

  • Module 1 - Development of practical skills in chemistry

  • Module 2 - Foundations in chemistry

  • Module 3 - Periodic table and energy

  • Module 4 - Core organic chemistry

  • Module 5 - Physical chemistry and transition elements

  • Module 6 - Organic chemistry

Students will produce a portfolio of their practical work to fulfil the requirements of the Practical Endorsement in Chemistry.

At the end of the two years, students will take the following exams

  • Paper 01: Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry - worth 37% of the final marks

  • Paper 02: Synthesis and analytical techniques - worth 37% of the final marks

  • Paper 03: Unified chemistry - worth 26% of the final marks.

You will also be required to hand in your lab book to show that you have completed the laboratory practicals

Entry Requirements

You must have achieved at least five GCSE at grades A*-C / 9-5, which must include GCSE English Language at a minimum of grade 5; GCSE Maths at a minimum of grade 6 and GCSE Chemistry/ Science at a minimum of grade 6. Your average GCSE score must be a minimum of 5.0. You would be expected to have a satisfactory reference from your last school.

International Entry Requirements

You will be expected to have an IELTS score of 5.5 or greater, High School Certificates must be the equivalent to five GCSE at grades A*-C / 9-5, which must include GCSE English Language at a minimum of grade 5; GCSE Maths at a minimum of grade 6 and GCSE Chemistry/ Science at a minimum of grade 6. (NARIC will be used to check equivalence).

Duration and Delivery

The A-Level qualification is a full time course achieved over a two year period. The year begins in September and runs through to the beginning of July. A-Levels can only be studied as part of the Full Time A-Level Course, studying three subjects over a two year period.

Progression

The majority of A-Level students will progress onto a Higher Education Degree at University.

Additional Information

Kingston College has specialist science laboratories for the study of chemistry. There is a textbook, which students may purchase if they wish; all students will need to purchase a lab coat. The exam board is OCR and the specification is GCE Chemistry A (H432).

Campus

Kingston Hall Road

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