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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Chemistry is a critical A Level if you’re considering medicine, veterinary work or dentistry at university. It provides the basis for a whole host of different careers – whether designing chemical reactors for industry, working to protect the environment or developing new medicines and materials - a strong chemistry background is vital. Chemistry is a popular science and we have excellent laboratory facilities. The facilities allow the students a wide variety of learning activities including formal lectures, practical sessions and group work.

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Location: Central Sixth

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FORMAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All students studying for A Level would be expected to have five GCSEs at grade C or above (grade 5 or above) in academic subjects, including GCSE English Language, of which two must be B grades (grade 6). To study Chemistry, you will need GCSE Double Science at BB (grade 6) or above or GCSE Chemistry at B (grade 6) or above and GCSE Maths at C (grade 5) or above, plus a total GCSE points score of 30 or more for your best five subjects.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

Year2 has four modules of study:

Module 1 - Development of practical skills in chemistry
Module 2 - Foundations in chemistry including atomic structure and bonding
Module 3 - Periodic table and energy including elements of group 2 and group 7
Module 4 - Core organic chemistry.

Year2 has six modules of study:

Module 1 - Development of practical skills in chemistry
Module 2 - Foundations in chemistry including atomic structure and bonding
Module 3 - Periodic table and energy including elements of group 2 and group 7
Module 4 - Core organic chemistry
Module 5 - Physical chemistry and transition elements including rates of reaction and equilibrium
Module 6 - Organic chemistry and analysis including spectroscopy.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

A Level Chemistry is assessed through a series of written examinations, which can cover content from several or all modules studied. Practical skills are not examined but activities carried out during the year are endorsed by the examining board through the college.

WHERE CAN I GO NEXT?

Most A Level students who have studied Chemistry go on to university to study a wide range of courses such as veterinary science, biomedical sciences, physics, analytical chemistry and marine anthropology.

The skills you acquire as a chemist are useful in a wide range of careers. Apart from working in laboratory research and development, chemists are frequently employed in the financial sector, manufacturing industry, teaching and the law.

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