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Chemistry A Level at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

Course description

Chemistry will give you an exciting insight into the everyday uses of Chemistry and
the impact it has on modern life. It covers the key concepts required for further
study and practical skills are included throughout the course. This combination of
challenge and practical work makes the prospect of studying A Level Chemistry
highly appealing. 
How can I find out more information?
Visit the Pearson website.
Contact Name: Janice McCreary Course Leader - Chemistry
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Course content

Topics covered during the course include Moles, Acids and Bases,
Energy Changes, Rates of Reaction and Reversible Reactions, Organic Chemistry
and the Periodic Table. You will also work towards passing the Chemistry practical
endorsement by carrying out regular practical work in class.
Hours of Lessons per Week: 5 Usual Class Size: 20

Entry requirements

Chemistry is essential for students wishing to study Medicine or wanting to work in
the chemical industry. It is ideal for students who are interested in Science and want
to know how Chemistry impacts on our lives and the world around us. If you are
keen on practical work and problem solving then Chemistry would be ideal.
Students need at least six grade A* - C grades at GCSE, including a grade B in English Language and Maths and either grade B in Chemistry, or a grade B in Core Science and in Additional Science.


By externally set and marked examinations in the summer examination series.
The practical endorsement is a non-exam assessment which is achieved by meeting a
set of twelve practical skills that are assessed by the teacher during the course.


Future opportunities

Chemistry is an excellent base for university studies in Health Care, including
Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry as well as other Science courses, Maths and
Pharmacology. It is also highly desirable for many other degrees such as Law and
Finance as it shows an ability to think logically and to cope with tricky concepts. An A
Level in Chemistry also opens up a range of career opportunities, not limited to the
chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Further information

Visit the Pearson website.
Contact Name: Christopher Stickley Course Leader - Chemistry
Contact Email:

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: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: CHAS-DJS118
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