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06/06/19

The fans were brilliant. Well done 👏 hopefully they will have something to cheer about next time 😏 👀

29/04/19

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Year 10 boys reach District football Cup final after 3-2 win v MOTM C.Hart

29/04/19

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Pe clubs this term https://t.co/Sso7PkNcmC

25/04/19

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We’ve had a fantastic morning and with a focus on KS2/3 . Thank you for being such great hosts. Ready for lunch! https://t.co/MEkXwd8XXZ

19/03/19

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19/03/19

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students looking at Apprenticeships - check out this fab FREE resource https://t.co/owpKuPPZci

18/03/19

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After the spelling bee we continue with some more classics adventures. King Togidubnus Pace. Reconstructing mosaics https://t.co/GP61YJ1jUa

14/03/19

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What a pleasure to have all these schools. Thank you for being here and judges for your support, you made this event a success. https://t.co/6su8K3oyfY

14/03/19

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Fantastic day with our getting some hands on practice with with great advice offered https://t.co/9iAikHqatu

07/03/19

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Year 8 boys come second in indoor athletics https://t.co/LHrCrVB4oM

07/03/19

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Year 8 girls second in indoor athletics, well done girls https://t.co/b27BWgzOMy

07/03/19

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Year 7 girls second in indoor athletics https://t.co/nulOtnZA7z

07/03/19

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Year 7 boys third in indoor athletics https://t.co/NmSH0WDobG

06/03/19

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Fantastic (but tough) day for year 10 with with some great advice on the future. Well done all https://t.co/Ek8jkzZQVu

05/03/19

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Fabulous event today with giving some fantastic advice to our Year 10, 12 & 13 future lawyers and solicitors. Thanks for attending

05/03/19

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students looking at apprenticeships - a fantastic event for you tomorrow (6th March) to get great info. https://t.co/nDH6O2BPHD

02/03/19

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Year 11,12 & 13 students interested in a career in . Don’t forget to join us on Tuesday P3 to meet for some great careers advice

28/02/19

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The talent and skill of staff I met today at has been nothing short of amazing. They know their students well, show real care and passion and know their stuff. A lot can be learnt from the work of HACH

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Chemistry

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.

Expectations

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