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Chemistry at Lipson Co-operative Academy

Course description

The study of Chemistry provides a sound basis for both science andnon-science based degree courses. A good grade in Chemistry ALevel is a requirement of many science degree courses includingmedicine, dentistry and veterinary science. In itself, the course is afascinating exploration of how the building blocks of life are createdand connected.What will you study?AS outlineUnit F331: Chemistry for Life (Elements of Life and DevelopingFuels).Unit F332: Chemistry of Natural Resources (Elements from the Sea;The Atmosphere and Polymer Revolution).Unit F333: Chemistry in PracticeThis AS (practical skills) unit is teacher assessed and externallymoderated by OCR. Candidates are assessed in five skill areas:competence, measurement, analysis and evaluation, observationand interpretation.A2 outlineUnit F334: Chemistry of Materials (What’s in a Medicine?; TheMaterials Revolution; The Thread of Life; The Steel Story).Unit F335: Chemistry by Design (Agriculture and Industry; Colourby Design; The Oceans; Medicines by Design).Unit F336: Chemistry Individual InvestigationThis A2 (practical skills) unit is teacher assessed and externallymoderated by OCR. Candidates carry out a single individualinvestigation. The topic may be taken from any aspect of chemistry.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Chemistry or Grade BB in Core andAdditional Science.Grade B or above in Mathematics preferred.Grade C or above in English.5 A*-C grade GCSEs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lipson Co-operative Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years