Lady Lumley's 6th Form Courses - Page 5

CHEMISTRY What does the course involve? The AQA course is firmly based on an experimental approach to chemistry, so that the methods of working and learning will be familiar to the student who has experienced GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Science. The AS and A level introduce the three main branches of chemistry: · · · Physical Chemistry Organic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry What qualifications do I need? This course is suitable for students who have achieved a grade ’C’ or above in Y10 ‘Core’ and Y11 ‘Additional’ GCSE Science’ or equivalent. A GCSE in Mathematics at grade ‘C’ or above would be an advantage. Assessment The course will be assessed linearly through an end of unit written paper and also through practical investigation. AS course will be assessed through 2 written papers A level course will be assessed through 3 written papers and will be examined on practical competency. General Comments At AS level candidates are given a solid grounding in all three disciplines of chemistry. The specification introduces the model of the atom, the shapes and reactivity of molecules and explores the importance of organic chemistry to us as a society. At A level the three disciplines are expanded upon further; including topics on drug delivery and action, spectroscopic techniques and transition metal chemistry. The new AS is co-teachable with the new A level and will provide plenty of opportunity for practical investigations, which will be assessed at A level as part of ѡ