At Key Stage 5 pupils follow the two-year Cambridge AS and A level Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses.
Aims of all three A levels:
Cambridge International A & AS Levels are accepted by universities and employers as proof of knowledge and understanding of relevant subjects. Successful candidates gain lifelong skills, including:
• Confidence in a technological world, with an informed interest in scientific matters
• An understanding of the usefulness (and limitations) of scientific method, and its application in other subjects and in everyday life
• An understanding of how scientific theories and methods have developed, and continue to develop, as a result of groups and individuals working together
• An understanding that the study and practice of science is affected and limited by social, economic, technological, ethical and cultural factors
• Awareness that the application of science in everyday life may be both helpful and harmful to the individual, the community and the environment
• Knowledge that science overcomes national boundaries
• Ability to communicate effectively using universal scientific conventions
• Awareness of the importance of Information Technology
• Concern for accuracy and precision
• An understanding of the importance of safe practice
• Improved awareness of the importance of objectivity, integrity, enquiry, initiative and inventiveness
• An interest in, and care for, the local and global environment and an understanding of the need for conservation
• An excellent foundation for studies beyond A Level in Science, in further or higher education and for professional courses.
The detail on each syllabus can be found on the Cambridge website www.cie.org.uk. Biology is syllabus code 9700, Chemistry is 9701 and Physics 9702.
A list of topics can be seen in the pdf attached below