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A Level Chemistry at The Thetford Academy

Course description

GENERAL AIMS: The aims of the course are to deliver

the concepts involved in higher level chemistry for

university entry and studying Chemistry at a higher

level; to build students’ confidence at practical skills

and to further develop their research skills.

COURSE OUTLINE: The course is made up of modules

that cover chemistry in a real world setting. At AS

Level, this includes: The chemistry of stars, Fuels for

the future, Plastics and their design, The chemistry of

the atmosphere; Elements from the sea. Modules at

A2 include: Steel story, Medicines by design, Aspects

of agriculture, Colour by design and Oceans.

NATURE OF STUDY: The course involves a great deal

of practical work but also has opportunities for group

and individual work, presentations and projects.

Entry requirements

Sixth Form Entry

Year 12

A Levels

5 A*-C at GCSE, including a C in English + Mathematics,

with a B grade in the chosen subject areas for A Level.

BTEC Level 3

4 A*-C, preferably including a C in English + Mathematics.

BTEC Level 2

2 D grades.

Year 13

Each student’s work is reviewed at the end of

Year 12 and progress into Year 13 is dependent on

satisfactory performance in the examinations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Thetford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years