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A Level Chemistry at Brinsworth Academy

Course description

Chemistry - making sense of the world around us.

Course content

The course is divided into context based units, which each focus on a key area of chemistry. During the course students will study units entitled The Elements of Life, Developing Fuels, The Ozone Story, Polymers and Life, The Chemical Industry, What’s in a medicine, Oceans, Colour by Design and The Materials Revolution.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to take the course will need at least a grade B in GCSE chemistry (triple science course) or at least a grade B in both core and additional GCSE science. In addition a grade 5+ in English and maths are required.


The A level course is assessed exclusively through three examinations in the summer of Year 13. At the end of Year 12 students will take two examinations that will give them a grade at AS level. In addition all students will complete a practical endorsement in Chemistry which will be reported separately to the A level.

Future opportunities

For all students wishing to pursue careers in medicine, health care and chemical based industries the study of chemistry is essential. However the creative thinking and practical problem solving skills required of chemists at A level mean that students studying chemistry are well prepared for careers in many different areas. Many leading figures in business and industry studied chemistry to degree level. Even Britain’s first astronaut studied the subject at university!

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: 28 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years