Exam Board: AQA
The aims of the course are as follows:
- Develop interest in and enthusiasm for the subject.
- Develop an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject.
- Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other.
- Develop the student’s ability to recognise patterns in chemistry and recognize their interrelationship.
- Develop and demonstrate a profound appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods.
- Develop a competence, and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical, linguistic and problem- solving skills.
- Understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.
- Use theories, models and ideas to develop a scientific explanation of reality as currently understood.
- Use scientific evidence and understanding to pose pertinent scientific questions, define scientific problems, present scientific arguments and scientific ideas.
- Use appropriate methodology including ICT, where appropriate to answer scientific questions and solve scientific problems.
Students should have Grade 7 or higher in GCSE Chemistry and have a proven competency in Mathematics and English language to be accepted on the course.