Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

Code Ch1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


A Level Chemistry gives students the opportunity to study key concepts in greater depth. Many of the ideas first covered at GCSE will be revisited but with a greater emphasis on explaining rather than simply describing the behaviour of molecules.


While studying A Level Chemistry students will develop practical skills which include making observations, collecting data, analysing experimental results and formulating conclusions. Students will study the following:

• Physical Chemistry topics include: Atomic structure, Bonding, Kinetics, Chemical equilibrium, Redox reactions, Rates of reactions, Electrochemical cells and Acids and Bases.

• Inorganic Chemistry topics include: Periodicity, Group 2 elements, Group 7 elements, Properties of group 3 elements, Transition elements and Reactions of ions.

• Organic Chemistry topics include: Alkanes, Halogenoalkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols, Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic acids, Amines and Chromatography.

How will it be delivered?

There are three examinations:

Paper 1 – Elements of Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry 

Paper 2 – Elements of Physics Chemistry and Organic Chemistry 

Paper 3 – Practical Skills Practical endorsement – Students achieve a pass or fail. This is independent of their final grade but is recorded on their exam certificate.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements to study Level 3 qualifications at Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 or above in both English Language and Maths plus 3 other GCSE subjects.

Subject specific entrance requirements are:

GCSE Chemistry Grade 6, Biology Grade 5, Physics Grade 5 or GCSE Combined Science minimum grades 6-6 in addition to a Grade 5 in English and a Grade 6 in Maths. An APS of 5.5 or above.

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