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AS Level: Chemistry at Ashby School

Course description

The A level Chemistry course covers a broad range of topics. The main 
modules studied are; 
Physical Chemistry
To include atomic structure, amount of substance, bonding, 
energetics, kinetics and equilibria. 
Inorganic Chemistry 
To include periodicity, Group 2, Group 7, and Transition metals. 
Organic Chemistry 
To include many of the common organic groups, organic analysis 
and optical isomerism. 
Students are assessed in practical skills assessments and written 

Entry requirements

For all Sixth Form courses, students must have five GCSE (or equivalent) 
passes at Grades A* - C, including Mathematics and English Language. 
Students should also have a Grade B in Chemistry 2 GCSE Additional 
Science or a Distinction in BTEC Science and students need a Grade B in 
GCSE Mathematics. 

Future opportunities

Students can take this course to complement other advanced level courses 
which could lead onto higher education in Science-related subjects or more 
general higher education courses. 
Chemistry is normally an essential A level for many degree courses 
including medicine and dentistry. 
Chemistry is usually an essential A level for careers in medicine, 
pharmacy, dentistry and veterinary science. Other possible careers include 
chemical engineer, biochemist, forensic scientist, materials technologist, 
airline pilot, nurse, oceanographer and environmental health officer. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashby School directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 1 year