AS/A Level Chemistry Course
Exam board: WJEC
AS Level: 2410QS – A level: 1410QS
Chemistry is an excellent preparation for students looking to extend their understanding of a key physical science. It is a central science which opens up the possibility of a huge range of science related university courses and jobs. These includes medicine and health related professions such as dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary sciences etc., as well as chemical engineering, optometry and courses that overlap with maths and physics.
A Level Chemistry blends particularly well with other science subjects such as Physics and Biology. Some students also take it as a complementary course alongside their other choices. If you are interested in how things work and why materials behave as they do then chemistry is for you
To study A Level Chemistry you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4-9 or C and above. You also require grade 5 or C + in Mathematics and Chemistry and one other science / 5 or above in Combined Science.
It is recommended that you have followed higher tier maths as the mathematical demand is high and within A Level Chemistry 20% of the marks available for written examinations will be for assessing mathematics. This includes skills such as changing the subject of an equation, logarithmic functions, graphical analysis including calculating tangents to curves and visualising 3D shapes.
The WJEC A level in Chemistry provides a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It encourages learners to develop confidence in and a positive attitude towards, chemistry and to recognise its importance in their own lives and to society.
The course is divided into 2 units at AS level and a further 3 units at A2 level.
This is a unitised specification which allows for an element of staged assessment. Assessment opportunities will be available in the summer assessment period each year, until the end of the life of the specification
This specification is divided into a total of 5 units: 2 AS units and 3 A2 units. Weightings noted below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification.
AS Level Assessments
A Level Assessments
Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.
We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits the exams.
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