A Level: Chemistry at Wreake Valley Sixth Form
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
- 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.
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.
Free to home students.
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.
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.