OCR Specification A
Grade 6+ for GCSE Combined Science OR Grade 6+ for GCSE Chemistry AND Grade 6+ in Maths GCSE
Emphasis throughout the course is on developing knowledge, competence and confidence in practical skills and problem solving. You will learn how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how science contributes to the success of the economy and society.
Formative assessments takes place in the form of PPEs in December and March as well as in class assessments roughly every two weeks to track progress.
All students are encouraged to purchase from the school.
None. You will be provided with all necessary equipment for practical as well as any safety gear.
All students should bring a pen, pencil, ruler and a scientific calculator to all lessons.
Year 12 “Aiming for Grade A” intervention group on Tuesday at 3.00pm.
Year 12 and Year 13 “Chemistry Clinic” intervention group on Tuesday at 3.00pm.
Year 13 “Aiming for Grade A+” intervention group Wednesday at 3.00pm.
The course is essential for those pursuing a career in medicine, pharmacy or dentistry.
The course supports further study for biological sciences, physics, mathematics, pharmacology and analytical chemistry. Chemistry is also taken by many law applicants as it shows you can cope with difficult concepts.
A range of career opportunities including chemical, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries and is areas such as forensics, environmental protection and healthcare. The problem solving skills are useful for many other areas too, such as law and finance.