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Eid Mubarak to those in our HACH community who are celebrating the end of Ramadan.


It’s day 5 of awareness week. Adrian in Year 7 showed how when he put together a compilation of his Grandma’s favourite Polish 🇵🇱 songs for her to listen to. Well Done Adrian, that’s a lovely thing to do. Check out our challenge for today...


It’s Day 4 of awareness week. Miss Moore has baked a vegan Victoria sponge for her mum. Miss Jones, brownies for her elderly neighbours Brenda & Reg. made a traditional dessert from Santander called Quesada 🇪🇸. What will you make?


Wow! We’re incredibly proud of you Tarkan!


Our Staff have been overwhelmed with messages of thanks, it is very much appreciated. We miss our students very much and cannot wait to see them in person when the time comes.


It’s Day 3 of awareness week. Due to Covid, Miss Yeldham was unable to run the Costa Rica fundraising event and therefore donated the Easter Eggs for the event to the staff at Basildon Hospital.


How wonderful! A thank you can mean so much. the HACH community is very lucky to have you.


Well Done Isabel! That looks like a good cuppa. HACH community, don’t forget to share your acts of kindness with us ⁦


Day 2 of the awareness week HACH kindness challenge: Send a letter to someone you haven’t seen in a long time. Or like & her Nan, embrace the wonders of modern technology and use video calling (ears and whisker filters are optional)


Congratulations Eshaal! Well done to the students who took part in the Juniper Book Awards and thank you to Miss Lock for your efforts.


Our physical health and mental health go hand in hand, we’re . A fantastic effort from our PE team and HACH Students!


It’s awareness week! Our first act of comes from Mr Jerden who made a tea for Mrs Jerden. This is our Kindness challenge for today: Make a tea for someone in your household. Share your acts of Kindness... . .


Over the course of the week and beyond, we will be encouraging our students and school community to share their acts of kindness (no matter how small!) by tagging and using the . 2/2


How are you doing? Next week is mental health awareness week led by the foundation. The theme is kindness & we have prepared a family newsletter giving information and tips for maintaining positive mental health. 1/2


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This week’s challenge is how many shoulder taps can you do in 1 minute? Can you beat Miss Freeman’s score of 116? All you need is a stopwatch, yourself and a little bit of space!



In this weeks student bulletin: All things futures from ⁦⁩ & some inspirational speakers from ⁦⁩. We look at how Great Britain celebrated VE Day in 1945 & who has been awarded character merits this week? Students, check your inboxes to find out!


Fantastic opportunities available from the youth hub, follow the contact details to book a place!


This is a great way to learn a language and to support students who are learning remotely! ⁦

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Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature and a Grade 6 in Maths.  In addition, a 7 in Chemistry and 6 in 2 other separate sciences is required if you have taken Triple Science, or Grade 7s in Trilogy Combined Science.


There is a huge difference in the amount of time you will need to devote to your A Level studies compared to GCSE. You should spend at least one hour after every lesson consolidating your learning, assessing what you have learnt during that lesson and what you need to review with your teacher next lesson. This is in addition to any independent learning, assessed work and practical tasks that will be set.

You should have your own lab coat, goggles, a scientific calculator and a subject revision guide/text book.

Why study Chemistry at A Level?

The aim of the Chemistry teaching is to raise awareness of the subject as well as a solid understanding of the principles involved. Chemistry ties together so many facets of our lives, both scientific and every day. An understanding and appreciation of the subject provides many with a new outlook on an ever changing world.

Chemistry at A Level is a crucial requirement of many scientific degrees – from Medicine and Dentistry to Chemical Engineering and Pharmacy. Chemistry can stand alone as a science subject and is also complementary to Geography, Maths and Psychology in addition to its partners Biology and Physics.

The Course

You will study three units in Year 12, some of these topics will be studied in more depth during Year 13. The units are: -

  • Physical Chemistry – Builds on what you learn at GCSE about the structure of the atom and chemical calculations providing a firm grounding on which to build the A Level chemistry course.
  • Organic Chemistry – This is the study of organic molecules (those containing hydrogen and carbons) which are usually found in living organisms.
  • Inorganic Chemistry – This is the study of non-organic molecules and includes metallic as well as non-metallic compounds.

You will also take part in a number of practical experiments as part of your course, 6 of these in Year 12 and a further 6 in Year 13 which will be properly written up. You could be questioned on these practical assignments in the written examinations.

How will you be assessed?

You will sit three written exams at the end of Year 13. The first will cover part of the Physical Chemistry unit as well as all of the Organic Chemistry topics. The second will cover the remaining Physical Chemistry topics as well as the Inorganic Chemistry unit. The third paper will cover parts of all of the topics that have been studied over the two years as well as the 12 practical assignments that have been studied. Again the examinations are made up of a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and longer structured questions. At the end of the full A Level you will achieve an A Level Chemistry grade as well as a Pass/Fail grade based on their practical skills.

Exam Board: AQA