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AQA A Level Chemistry at The Canterbury Academy

Course description

A-level Chemistry
Chemistry may seem a very complicated subject at first sight, but the ideas and complexities are actually built on a set of fundamental underlying patterns. Once you have developed a careful understanding for these it becomes accessible and fun to study. Our aim is always to help learners to understand these key principles; they can then enjoy the logic that underpins the subject, and use it to explore and make sense for themselves the many factual details and experimental observations.

Benefits
If you wanted to go into a career in any form of medicine including doctor or veterinarian then you will find A-level chemistry compulsory.  Also having an A-level in chemistry is a very desirable trait and is a highly respected qualification to have in academic circles.

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A-level Chemistry

Chemistry may seem a very complicated subject, but the ideas and complexities are actually built on a set of fundamental underlying patterns. Once you have developed a careful understanding of these it becomes accessible and enjoyable to study. Our aim is always to help learners to understand these key principles. They can then enjoy the logic that underpins the subject, and use it to explore and make sense for themselves the many factual details and experimental observations.

 

Benefits

Careers in any form of medicine, including doctor or veterinarian, require chemistry A level.  Having an A-level in chemistry is a very desirable trait and is a highly respected qualification to have in academic circles.

Entry requirements

We would recommend two grade 6s at GCSE science, however would prefer a 7+ in chemistry.

Assessment

Examinations at the end of the second year:       

  • Paper 1: Two hours 35% A (105 marks; short and long answer questions)
  • Paper 2: Two hours 35% A (105 marks; short and long answer questions)
  • Paper 3: Two hours 30% A (90 marks; 40 marks on practical and data analysis, 20 marks testing across the specification, 30 marks multiple choice questions)
  • Twelve compulsory investigations

Future opportunities

The study of chemistry provides an entry into many career routes, not just in chemistry itself.

 

In addition to chemistry and chemical engineering, medicine, veterinary science, biological sciences, environmental sciences, geological sciences and forensic science all use chemistry.

 

Materials science is an important component of most engineering courses. At university level, applied chemistry courses such as polymer science and textiles are becoming increasingly popular.

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: 07 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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