Chemistry

A Level Chemistry is a highly regarded and useful qualification for Higher Education and employment in a wide range of areas, particularly for those that wish to pursue a career in science or medicine. The course will allow you to develop a greater understanding of the world around us by an in-depth study of the composition of substances, the investigation of their properties and reactions and the use of such reactions to form new substances.

Subject content

The course is split into six modules. You will study a variety of topics including: the development of practical skills, foundations in chemistry, periodic table and energy, core organic chemistry, physical chemistry, transition elements and organic chemistry and analysis.

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*http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-chemistry-a-h032-h432-from-2015/

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Specificl entry requirements

We would prefer GCSE Grade 5 or above in Chemistry and another science or two Grade 5s or above in Combined Science. Plus GCSE Grade 5 or above in Mathematics.

Learning methods

Our new sixth form campus includes purpose-built laboratories where you will be taught through a mixture of teacher-led sessions, group activities,  independent study and practical based learning.

Assessment

Assessment is by examination. The Practical Endorsement is teacher assessed.

Progression opportunities

Studying  A Level Chemistry can lead to many exciting careers in healthcare, such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and veterinary medicine. It can also be  extremely useful for careers in the biological sciences, physics, mathematics, engineering, pharmacology and analytical chemistry. For students who wish to go straight into employment, there may be opportunities in laboratory work, the food industry, the health service and the chemical industry.