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Chemistry A Level at New College Telford

Course description

If you are a clear and logical thinker, are good at sciences and maths and would like to know more about the underlying nature of our world, then this course is for you. A Level Chemistry is a highly regarded and useful qualification for Higher Education and employment in a wide range of areas, particularly for those that wish to pursue a career in science or medicine. The course will allow you to develop a greater understanding of the world around us by an in-depth study of the composition of substances, the investigation of their properties and reactions and the use of such reactions to form new substances.

Course content

You will cover fundamental topics in physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. You will gain an in depth understanding of chemical concepts including atomic structure, chemical bonding, amount of substance, redox chemistry, rates of reaction, introductory organic chemistry and analytical techniques. Areas of study include acid-base equilibria, electrode potentials, transition metals and advanced organic chemistry and analytical techniques. Over the 2 years you will carry out practical work, both to aid your understanding of theory and to develop your experimental skills. Internal assessment is undertaken throughout the course to assess your ability to follow and undertake certain standard practical activities across the areas of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. You must take exams at the end of the second year. These will cover both the first and second year topics.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A* to C, including BB in Science, grade C in GCSE English Language and grade B Maths. The following are not accepted to study AS Level Chemistry: Level 2 Vocational Science Qualifications.

Future opportunities

All science courses are well suited to those who may want to use chemistry to support other qualifications or to progress on to further study within this field. A level Chemistry is required for some Higher Education courses e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, and is desirable for many other science-based courses. The entry requirements for science-related courses at university usually include at least two A levels in sciences or one science and maths. We therefore advise all A Level Chemistry students to also take another science or traditional maths at A level. Previous students have gone on to degree courses in a range of Chemical and Biological subjects, including Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Forensic Science.

Further information

This course combines well with Biology, Maths, Computing, Physics and can also be used as a broadening subject alongside non-science subjects like Business, History, and Economics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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    • Contact name:
    • Chris Wain
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01952 641892
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