Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: To take three A Levels you will need at least five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics, plus a successful, informal interview at College. If you don’t quite achieve these entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options. Additional entry requirements include: GCSE combined Science at Grade 6 and Mathematics at Grade 5 or above OR Chemistry and one other Science at Grade 6 and mathematics at Grade 5.
Start Date: Sep 2023
Course Overview

Are you looking for a qualification that can open doors? An A level in Chemistry can kickstart a career in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dental Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. This course is suitable for anyone looking to develop their knowledge of Chemistry including: Organic, Inorganic, Physical and Analytical Chemistry.

A Level Chemistry will add to and expand your knowledge of atoms, structure, and bonding and relate them to types of reactions. This course is also essential if you plan to study any Chemistry related subjects at university.

What will I learn?

• Develop your knowledge of Organic Chemistry, including investigating how drug molecules are made by organic chemists.
• Learn about the exciting field of spectroscopy, which is used in Medicine and Analytical Chemistry.
• There is also a strong emphasis on developing practical skills and so you will be applying theory to practical applications throughout the course.
• Planning and carrying out a range of practical activities to develop practical and analytical skills.

How will the course be assessed?

• You will be assessed by external examinations at the end of the 2-year course and a pass/fail practical assessment.
• You will benefit from supportive tutors and modern high-tech science laboratories.

Materials and other information

• You will also have the opportunity to take part in the national Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Competition (for which we currently hold the 3rd place title).
• A unique Pre-Professional Programme is available in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. This is a career-focused programme, that you take alongside your studies, which gives you the core skills required for university and employment and gives you a head start in your desired field.
• We have teachers who are experts in their fields, they provide our students with excellent knowledge and create positive and encouraging learning environments.

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