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The Creighton Building, Trinity School, Strand Road, Carlisle, CA1 1JB
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– Community & Continuation Education Programmes
This is a Government funded course students are required to complete the full 30 week programme
Tutor: John Holt
Start Date / Time: Thursday 15 September 2011 / 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Location: The Creighton Building, Trinity School, Carlisle
Length: 30 weeks - 3 terms of 10 weeks
Course & Exam Fee: Full Fee/Over 60’s: £207.00 Payable as 3 x £69.00
Benefits/16-18 yrs: £42.00 Payable as 3 x £14.00 (Subject to Status)
Payment: Payment is required to secure your place plus
A £2.00 Centre fee per student each academic year
Please note: 16-18 yrs pay in full for the whole year.
Refunds Refunds are only provided if the Centre cancels the course
Chemistry is a central science fundamental to biology, medicine, material, earth and environmental
COURSE INFORMATION – PLEASE TAKE TO FIRST LESSON
sciences. AS Chemistry is an intermediate level 30 week course combining theory with practical work
to give a good general understanding of the practices and principles of modern chemistry and
The course is suitable for you if you have an interest in the subject or a professional need to improve
your understanding of chemistry. AS chemistry is also a minimum mandatory requirement for most
medical or natural science degrees.
Adult Education Carlisle
What is the course about?
The course is intended to provide a comprehensive understanding of elementary chemistry, its social
relevance and practical applications.
The course is divided into three units; two theoretical and one practical and covers organic, inorganic
and physical chemistry. Practical sessions will be used to familiarise you with the technical aspects of
safe accurate laboratory work. Demonstrations will also be provided for some of the more vigorous
By the end of the course it is expected that you will have an understanding of Chemistry sufficient to
apply your knowledge, progress to further study, and develop your own informed opinions on scientific
issues. You should also be technically competent to work safely and effectively in a laboratory
environment. Academically you should be capable of passing the AQA AS level chemistry exams.
Are there any special requirements for joining?
GCSE Science or Chemistry would be an advantage, but well, if you are well motivated with a keen
interest you should be able to cope. Basic literacy and numeracy are essential as is enthusiasm.
How will I learn on the course?
Traditional ‘talk and chalk’ methods will be combined with hands on practical work and problem
solving exercises. You will be encouraged to ask questions and use your existing knowledge to
answer questions for yourself.
How will my progress be recorded?
To gain the AS Chemistry qualification you must sit two written examinations, one in January (33.3%
of total marks) and another in May or June (46.6% total marks) and a practical examination in the
summer (20% total marks).
Will there be homework? If so, how much?
Homework will be set and in preparation of exams, a minimum of four hours personal study per week
Do I need any equipment or clothes? Will there be any additional costs?
We suggest that learners do not buy any books until after the first lesson in case of cancellation or
changes. Books will be recommended by the tutor.
What related courses could I do next?
You may wish to progress to an A Level Chemistry or an undergraduate science course.
AUTUMN HALF TERM 24-28 OCTOBER CHRISTMAS BREAK 16 DECEMBER – 6 JANUARY
SPRING HALF TERM 13-17 FEBRUARY EASTER BREAK 30 MARCH – 16 APRIL
WHIT HALF TERM 4-8 JUNE