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Year 9

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Chemistry

Staff

Mrs H Kelly, Miss K Hamshere & Miss K Morley.

Overview

Chemistry is one of the fundamental ways that we can learn about our environment, what makes things work and even life itself. It is a requirement for several important careers and useful for a great many more. Chemistry fits well with the other Science disciplines and with Maths. It is essential for a great many degrees in related subjects. Our aim is to develop students who have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the subject and who are able to think through problems in a scientific way. Chemistry is essentially a practical subject and we aim to let the students do as much practical investigation as possible.

Minimum Entry Requirement

Two Separate Science GCSEs at Grade 6 or above including Chemistry, or alternatively two Grade 6’s from the Combined Science GCSE. A GCSE Grade 6 or above in Maths is essential due to a minimum of 20% of the available marks being awarded for Maths at Level 2 standard or above. A GCSE Grade 6 or above in English is also required. It is advisable to be studying another Science A-Level and Maths alongside.

Curriculum

Year 12Paper 1: Inorganic and Physical Chemistry.
Paper 2: Organic and Physical Chemistry.
Practical Skills: (8 Core Practicals) These will be taught during the course and they will be assessed as part of the theory papers, accounting for 15%.
Year 13Paper 1: Inorganic and Physical Chemistry.
Paper 2: Organic and Physical Chemistry.
Paper 3: Practical Skills, data handling and synopsis.
Practical Skills: (8 Core Practicals) These will be taught during the course and they will be assessed as part of the theory papers, accounting for 15%.

Assessment & Reporting

Year 12Paper 1: 50%. Written Exam of 1 hour 30 minutes worth 80 marks. 65 marks of short and long answer questions and 15 marks of multiple choice questions.
Paper 2: 50%. Written Exam 1 hour 30 minutes worth 80 marks. 65 marks of short and long answer questions and 15 marks of multiple choice questions.
N.B. INTERNAL ASSESSMENT ONLY
Year 13Paper 1: 30% Written Exam of 1hr 14mins, worth 90 marks. A mixture of both short and long answer questions.
Paper 2: 30% Written Exam of 1hr 45mins, worth 90 marks. A mixture of both short and long answer questions.
Paper 3: 40% Written Exam of 2 hrs 30mins, worth 120 marks. The paper may include multiple-choice, short open, open-response, calculations and extended writing questions.
Practical Endorsement: Confirmation on completion of all 16 core practicals.

For more information please visit the Edexcel Exam Board website: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/chemistry-2015.html



 

Mr Ransome Williams

Mr Ransome Williams

Head of Science
Mrs Ballam

Mrs Ballam

2nd in Science
Miss Hamshere

Miss Hamshere

Science
Mrs Kelly

Mrs Kelly

Deputy Head
Mrs Le Bas

Mrs Le Bas

Science
Mr Lockhart

Mr Lockhart

Science Technician
Mr Moffatt

Mr Moffatt

Science
Ms Padmore

Ms Padmore

Science
Mr Sweetland

Mr Sweetland

Science
Mr Walker

Mr Walker

Science
Mrs Walker

Mrs Walker

Head of Year
Mrs Watts

Mrs Watts

Snr Science Technician
Mrs Way

Mrs Way

Science Technician
Miss West

Miss West

Senior Science TA
Mrs Wills

Mrs Wills

Science