Course Duration: 2 years
Course Level: A Level
Why study Chemistry?
- I enjoy practical work and thrive on problem solving
- I hope to apply for a science-based or otherwise competitive degree course at university
- Chemistry develops valuable and marketable skills, including; logical thought, analysis, numeracy and communication.
What does the course consist of?
- The course is made up of three units covering Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry. You will cover a wide variety of material where the fundamental principles of Chemistry will be explained. Topics will include Atomic Structure and Bonding, Kinetics, Energetics, Equilibria, and Organic Chemistry
- Practical work is linked closely to the theory, with the aim of developing understanding through ‘hands-on’ experience.
How is this course assessed?
- Three two hour examinations at the end of the second year of the course.
What might this course lead on to?
- A Level Chemistry is essential or highly desirable for degree courses such as Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Forensic Science, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering etc.
- A good grade in Chemistry will also improve your prospects of gaining a place on many other highly competitive higher education courses such as Law, Accountancy, Engineering, Psychology and Physiotherapy
- A wide range of careers in industry with high starting salary.