At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils
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  • Chemistry

    The Chemistry A level course develops problem solving skills of knowing which concepts to link and how to link them. Many students choose to pursue chemistry as part of their AS/A2 studies. A minimum grade of a grade B is required in Chemistry GCSE OR a grade B in Core Science & grade A in Addtional Science is required to commence sixth form studyy. Most importantly you must have the right attitude. Students must be willing to learn: new skills, ways of thinking, learn how to use scientific literature effectively through independant study, learn to develop their practical skills and have the determination to succeed.  Results have consistently been excellent for the past several years, enabling students to access competitive degree courses at University. A2 results of 2012 A level showed that 83.3% of students achieved A* to B. The course begins with a more developed model of the atom which will enable students to understand bonding and explain trends and patterns in the properties of elements. Students will then move on to study more complex situations and ideas which build upon the principles learnt in the first year. Throughout both years, students are required to carry out practical tasks which will allow them to evaluate their methods and the risks involved, to record data to appropriates levels of precision and interpret the data they record.