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A-Level Science

Welcome to A-Level Science to St. Aloysius' College

Biology at AS Level

The Exams Board is AQA

Course content:

Unit 1:

Biology and diseases:

Diseases caused by pathogens and lifestyle

Cells

Cells and their environment

Food and digestion

Breathing and Lung Diseases

The Heart and heart diseases

Protection against Disease

Unit 2:

Variety of Living Organisms:

Variation and selection

The genetic code

The cell cycle

The plant cell

Exchanges

Classification

Antibiotics

Biodiversity

Unit 1 Exams is in January and Unit 2 Exams is in June.

In addition Students will sit for an ISA exams in February

Chemistry at AS Level

Course Curriculum

UNIT 1 - FOUNDATION CHEMISTRY

Atomic structure

Amount of substance

Bonding

Periodicity

Introduction to organic chemistry

Alkanes

UNIT 2 - CHEMISTRY IN ACTION

Energetics

Kinetics

Equilibria

Redox Reactions

Group 7 – Halogens

Group 2 – Alkaline Earth Materials

Extraction of metals

Haloalkanes

Alkenes

Alcohols

Analytical Techniques

UNIT 3 – INVESTIGATIVE & PRACTICAL SKILLS

EXAM FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

UNIT 1 – FOUNDATION CHEMISTRY

Written exam paper – 70 marks = 100 UMS

75 minutes

4-6 short questions

1-2 longer structured questions

EXAM DATE – JANUARY

UNIT 2 – CHEMISTRY IN ACTION

Written exam paper – 100 marks = 140 UMS

105 minutes

6-8 short questions

2 longer structured questions

EXAM DATE – JUNE

Physics at A Level

Exam board: AQA

Physics at ‘A’ level deals with the theories of Physics and their application in real world contexts.

Whys study Physics?

Studying Physics leads to deeper understanding of the principles Physics underpins our understanding of the world (and universe) we live in.

A Level Physics naturally prepares a student for undergraduate Physics at University. However, it is also extremely useful for students who are wishing to progress their studies in Mathematics, Engineering and Physdical Sciences such as Chemistry. For students who are aiming to enter the world of employment, ‘A’ level Physics provides a strong background to problem solving, analytical and communication skills that are increasingly sought by prospective employers. In your everyday life ‘A’ level Physics can equip you with the tools that help you understand how things work and in many cases ‘fix’ things when they don’t work.

What will I study?

Y12 AS Physics –fulltime study

Y13 A2 Physics fulltime study

AS outline

At AS, this specification introduces new topics as well as building on previous studies in physics. The two AS theory units provide alternative starting points for the AS course:

· Unit 1: Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity.

· Unit 2: Mechanics, Materials and Waves

· Unit 3: Investigative and Practical Skills.

A2 outline.

At A2, this specification builds on AS physics (A) and includes optional topics:.

· Unit 4: Fields and Further Mechanics.

· Unit 5: This unit comprises two sections.

o Section A: Nuclear and Thermal Physics.

o Section B: Option Units.

· Unit 6: Investigative and Practical Skills.

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End of Term Arrangements July 2018

Key Dates for Remainder of Summer Term

Open Events Information for Secondary Transfer, October 2018

School Meals Update

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Latest Alychat - July 2016

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JULY 2018

  • WED 18TH - Year 7 Prize Giving, 11am
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  • WED 18TH - Year 9 Prize Giving, 1.30pm
  • AUGUST 2018

  • THU 16TH - Year 13 collecting A-Levels, 7am to 11.30am & Year 12 collecting AS results 10am to 11.30am
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  • THU 23RD - GCSE Results Day & Year 11 Enrolment into Sixth Form, 9am to 11am
  • SEPTEMBER 2018

  • TUE 4TH - Sixth Form late registration, 10.40am to 11.30am
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  • WED 5TH - Year 7 start date, 8.35am to 3.05pm
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  • THU 6TH - Whole School start date, 8.35am to 3.05pm / Year 13 Induction, 8.30am / Year 12 Induction, 10am
  • OCTOBER 2018

  • WED 3RD - Open Evening for Secondary Transfer, tour starts promptly at 5pm
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  • TUE 9TH - Open Morning for Secondary Transfer, 9.15am to 10.30am
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  • WED 10TH - Open Morning for Secondary Transfer, 9.15am to 10.30am
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  • THU 11TH - Open Morning for Secondary Transfer, 9.15am to 10.30am