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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
Contact Email: jmccreary@jcc.ac.uk
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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.

Assessment

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: cstickley@jcc.ac.uk
 

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
  • Web url: http://www.jcc.ac.uk

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      The Chamberlain Health & Fitness Centre comprises a gym with state-of-the-art cardiovascular, resistance and cable equipment. The Sports Hall is able to host a wide range of sports and we provide sporting activities that cater for students with all levels of abilities and sporting performance.
       
      The Recording Studio is a fantastic music facility which utilises the latest digital technology. They have been designed to give students the opportunity to create industry standard work.
       
      Music Practice Rooms are fantastic facilities for bands and ensembles to practice, as well as being an environment for solo practice.
       
      The Main Hall is a fully-equipped professional performance space capable of holding audiences in excess of 200. It has become the venue for a variety of exciting performances and events. 
       
      The Film Studio has high specification facilities for film studio for video and sound recording as well as a chromakeycurtain/green screen for superimposing video work onto any background.
       
      The Learning Resources Suite with both book and online resources, supervised support and guidance. Stock is selected to not only underpin the curriculum but to encourage leisure interests and reading for pleasure. The Learning Resources Suite provides not only the library but adjacent facilities for drop-in computer use and a separate group study area. In addition, a wide range of information about careers and higher education, in both electronic and paper form, is available.
       
      The Science Department contains eight state-of-the-art laboratories catering for all the science curricula delivered in the College.
       
      We have extensive network of, wired and wireless, computers have high speed internet connections giving you unlimited access to the World Wide Web. Creative departments such as Art, Design & Media are fully furnished with state of the art iMacs. Alongside these students will have access to MacBook’s for independent work. The iMacs and MacBook’s are equipped with professional software allowing high quality production of video, graphics and photography work. Art & Design facilities also include specialist pottery equipment and photographic dark rooms.
       
      Research 
      Success in your courses depends on many things, not least the research facilities available to you. Our high level resources, specifically designed to support the sixth form College curriculum, will give you the best chance of success.
      However, we realise that the vast amount of information available can make searching difficult so our teachers build the best internet resources into courses, giving you the most appropriate links for your particular syllabus. And of course, books. The library has thousands of copies available for loan with additional copies for reference.
       
      New building opening September 2015
      We are opening a new state of the art extension to the main College building in September 2015. This will comprise of high tech science laboratories, classrooms and communal break out spaces for students.