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Chemistry A Level at Central Foundation Boys School

Course description

Over the two years of this challenging and demanding course you will study chemistry in a contemporary context. You will be involved in a wide range of practical and theoretical work developing your understanding of the relevance of science beyond the laboratory and gaining practical and data analysis skills you will need to study science at higher levels.

You will study aspects of chemistry that are often in the media and affect our lives. It is important that students have the necessary knowledge and understanding to explain many different aspects of the world around them through contemporary chemistry. These areas include: climate change, green chemistry, pharmaceuticals and chemistry research.

The qualification covers the fundamental key concepts of chemistry needed for progression into higher education and employment.

The course has been streamlined to allow you enough time to study the units in depth and ensure an enjoyable teaching and learning experience.

Entry requirements

To be considered for this course as part of a full A level programme you will need an average GCSE point score of 6 (B) including a minimum of grade 6 (B) in Chemistry, Maths and English.


80% examination, 20% coursework

Future opportunities

Chemistry is essential for anyone wishing to study chemistry, medicine, pharmacology and dentistry. It is recommended for any student wanting to study biology, biotechnology, forensic science or genetic studies. A-level Chemistry is highly respected and is recognised as an excellent qualification for anyone wishing to study non-scientific subjects including law and economics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central Foundation Boys School directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2017
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