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A Level: Chemistry at Wreake Valley Sixth Form

Course description

Chemistry is an essential qualification for a large number of careers as well as being an excellent subject to study alongside other A Levels. If students want a science based career then Chemistry keeps their options open. The course builds on ideas such as Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding introduced at GCSE and develops them further. In addition, Organic Chemistry and Analytical practical skills are introduced.

Assessment is terminal at the end of Year 13 with three examinations:-

  • Periodic Table
  • Elements
  • Physical Chemistry.

This is followed by Synthetic and Analytical Chemistry and finally Unified Chemistry.

All three examinations count per 100% of the final grade.

All students are expected to complete the practical competency to enable them to be awarded their final grade.

Entry requirements

To join the Sixth Form there is an entry requirement of 5 good passes at GCSE (at least a C or a grade 4).  This must include English and / or Maths at a grade 4.

There are additional entry criteria for Literature, Maths, and Science subjects.

Triple Scientists will be required to have at least a grade B in Chemistry.

Double Scientists will be required to have at least a grade C in Core Science and at least a B in Additional Science.

To study more than one science, Triple Scientists will be required to have at least a grade B in the science subject they will be studying.  Double Scientists will need at least a grade B in Core and Additional Science.

Financial information

Free to home students.

Future opportunities

Chemistry is often essential to career paths in areas such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science, Dentistry and Chemical Engineering.

It is also very useful in careers outside of science. Chemists can work in a wide variety of industries including Biochemical, Pharmaceutical  Research and Development, and Manufacturing.

Analytical, research and presentation skills developed during the course are useful in careers outside of science.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit the Wreake Valley Academy website or speak to your class teacher if you are a student at Wreake Valley.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: OCR H432
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