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A-Level Chemistry


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Start DateEnd DateSiteDay(s)Start TimeEnd Time 
09/09/201923/06/2020College Main SiteMonday to Friday09:0017:00Available for applications
 

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Introduction to this course

Chemistry underpins many other sciences, so is valued by many universities because it provides a firm foundation on which they can build. This study programme encompasses Atoms, Bonds & Groups, Chains, Energy & Resources, Rings, Polymers & Analysis, Equilibrium, Energetics & Elements and Practical Skills.


Entry Requirements

You will need five GCSEs at 9 - 4 (A* to C) grade, including 9 - 5 (A* to B) in Maths. You also need either GCSE Additional Science or GCSE Chemistry or a Distinction in BTEC First Extended Certificate (Level 2) Applied Science. The study programme is challenging and you must be inquisitive about Chemistry's molecular world and its effect on our lives.


Career prospects

A Level Chemistry is required to study Chemistry at university as well as other subjects such as Biological Sciences, Medicine and Veterinary Science.


How will I be assessed?

Through exams (80%) and coursework (20%)


Course content/units

The specification is divided into modules of study. AS consists of modules 1, 2 and 3 whilst A Level comprises modules 4, 5 and 6: 1.Atoms, Bonds and Groups - atoms and reactions - electrons, bonding and structure - the periodic table (Groups 2 and 7). 2.Chains, Energy and Resources - basic concepts and hydrocarbons - alcohols, halogenoalkanes and analysis - energy - resources. 3.Practical Skills in Chemistry 1 - Coursework 4.Rings, Polymers and Analysis - rings, acids and amines - polymers and synthesis - analysis. 5.Equilibrium, Energetics and Elements - rates, equilibrium and pH - energy - transition elements. 6.Practical Skills in Chemistry 2 - Coursework. There is also a full programme of individual practical work carried out in the College's Science Centre. This also allows you to develop fully some of the skills that chemists need. You will also experience, at first hand, some of the chemical techniques used in the preparation and investigation of a wide range of chemicals.


Expenses for this course

Consumables - Approximately £5. You will also need a trip fund.


  
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