George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Chemistry

GCE AS and A Level

A Level Chemistry is about connecting the everyday world to the molecular world. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamental properties of matter and of the chemical reactions that form the building blocks of modern medicine and material science. Students can expect a hands-on course, in which practical skills are developed in coordination with their knowledge of the subject material.

Exam board/specification

AQA 7404

Entry requirements

At least two B grades in C1/C2/C3 exams, as well as B grades overall in Core and Additional science

Progression routes from this course

An A Level in Chemistry can lead to a career in medicine, engineering, nanotechnology, teaching, accountancy, laboratory research, patenting, law, academic research, accountancy, economics, business and many others.

AS Modules/Units

  • Topic 1: Physical chemistry
  • Topic 2: Inorganic chemistry
  • Topic 3: Organic chemistry

AS Assessment

  • Paper 1: Written paper – 1 hr 30 mins
    Topics: 1 and 2 and relevant practical skills
    Weighting: 50% of total AS Level marks
  • Paper 2: Written paper – 1 hr 30 mins
    Topics: 1 and 3 and relevant practical skills
    Weighting: 50% of total AS Level marks

 

AS Modules/Units

  • Topic 1: Physical chemistry
  • Topic 2: Inorganic chemistry
  • Topic 3: Organic chemistry

A2 Assessments

  • Paper 1: Written paper – 2 hrs
    Topics: 1 and 2 and relevant practical skills
    Weighting: 35% of total A Level marks
  • Paper 2: Written paper – 2 hrs
    Topics: 1 and 3 and relevant practical skills
    Weighting: 35% of total A Level marks
  • Paper 3: Written paper – 2 hrs
    Topics: All and relevant practical skills
    Weighting: 30% of total A Level marks

 

 

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