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Chemistry

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code 4
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

If you are interested in developing new, revolutionary substances that could improve our health, lifestyles and environment or if you have enjoyed GCSE Chemistry - then this course is for YOU! Plastics, detergents and anti-cancer drugs would not exist without the chemical knowledge needed to make them. Chemistry is the central, useful and creative science; it underpins other scientific disciplines.

A level Chemistry is challenging but hugely rewarding, requiring you to extend and deepen the knowledge and understanding you gained at GCSE. You will develop your skills in problem-solving, analysis and datahandling, while having the opportunity to develop your practical skills through regular laboratory work. These transferable skills make science graduates highly employable  in a range of professions.

Details

Students will cover a variety of topics within the following areas:

Physical chemistry 

Inorganic chemistry 

Organic chemistry

How will it be delivered?

Written examination and practical exam or internal assessment of laboratory skills. Examinations at the end of the  two-year course. Students will complete 3, 2 hours written exams.

Entry requirements

Students with strong numeracy skills, a real interest in science and who desire to develop greater understanding of how physical sciences shape the world around us. Students will need to have achieved a grade 5 or higher in English and Maths. They will also need to have achieved a grade 6 or higher in Science.

Your next steps...

Chemistry is either required or strongly recommended for many related degree  courses such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Biomedical Science and Veterinary Medicine. In more general terms, Chemistry is a widely respected subject that will support progression to most professional careers.

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