The majority of your assessment will be by externally marked examinations, 2 for AS. and another 2 for A2. The other part of assessment is from internally marked and. externally moderated practical assessment of experimental skills. (Practical skills in. Chemistry 1 and 2).
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CHEMISTRY A/AS Level
Chemistry is taught via a stimulating combination oflessons, practicals and selfstudy exercises, including theuse of a well-resourced website on the College Intranet.
Studying Chemistry at Blackburn College is much more than just learning the facts. It's an experience!
Chemistry has overwhelmingly improved our quality of life. Pharmaceuticals, textiles, semiconductors, composites, healthcare products, detergents and personal care products are some examples without which our lives would be radically different. Chemistry is essential for medicine, pharmacy and environmental science but it is also a well-respected
subject in its own right and suitable for entry into a wide range of professions.
How Will I Study? What Will I Study?
Chemistry is the study of matter, what substances are made of and how they interact. Subjects studied include atomic structure, bonding, trends and patterns, carbon chemistry, methods of analysis and detection, electrochemistry and reaction kinetics.
o Atoms, Bonds and Groups
o Chains, Energy and Resources
o Practical skills in Chemistry 1
o Rings, Polymers and Analysis
o Equilibrium, Energetics and Elements
o Practical Skills in Chemistry 2
How Will I Be Assessed? The majority of your assessment will be by externally marked examinations, 2 for AS
and another 2 for A2. The other part of assessment is from internally marked and
externally moderated practical assessment of experimental skills. (Practical skills in
Chemistry 1 and 2).
Any Special Requirements? In addition to the general entry requirements for your programme of study you will need a minimum of GCSE grade B in core Science and GCSE grade B in Additional Science, or GCSE grade B in single award Chemistry. It is also preferable that you have an encouraging profile of grades in other subjects, particularly Mathematics.