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A-Level Chemistry

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 5 GCSEs grade A*/9 - C/4 including English, and a grade B/6 in Maths and Chemistry/Combined Science.

What will I learn?

During this two-year course you will be able to fully understand the behaviour of the materials around us.

Why does an autumn leaf turn red? How does soap clean us? Why is a diamond hard? The study of chemistry is driven by the desire to explain the behaviour of the materials around us.

Over the two years of the course you will develop your understanding of how science works in the laboratory as well as in the world outside. You will gain a detailed understanding of a discipline that will remain at the forefront of scientific development, and you will be able to understand how the behaviour of atoms and molecules determines the world we live in, our shape and size, and even how we feel on a given day. You will get into the detail of physical and organic chemistry to understand the transition of elements while sharpening your analytical skills.

You will study topics including:

  • The inorganic chemistry of main group and transition elements
  • The organic chemistry of functional groups and synthesis
  • The physical chemistry of kinetics, equilibria and energetics
  • Analytical chemistry including spectroscopic techniques

Your assessments will be entirely through exams

What could I progress on to?

Completion of this course may facilitate access onto degrees courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Chemical engineering, Dietetics and Pharmacy. Alternatively, you could progress onto an apprenticeship or employment in laboratory-based roles.

There are a number of career opportunities available to you follow the course such as working in the field of medicine, becoming a Biochemist, Chemical engineer, Geochemist, Hazardous waste manager, or even into dentistry.

There may be some additional costs during the course for trips and visits to further your learning

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 1102
    Course name A Level Chemistry Y1
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 34 week (s)

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