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Chemistry A level at Shoreham Academy

Course description

The specification allows students to nurture their fascination for Chemistry and lay the groundwork for further studies in the area. Practical skills are embedded in the teaching to give students the opportunity to develop their scientific skills.

Course content

Physical Chemistry

Bonding, Atomic structure, Thermodynamics, Rates of Reaction.

Inorganic Chemistry

Periodicity, Transition Metals, Reactions and properties of different groups.

Organic Chemistry

Aldehydes and Ketones, Polymers and organic synthesis, Alcohols and organic acids.

Entry requirements

GCSE at Grade B in both Core and Additional Science, GCSE Grade B in Maths is preferred.

Assessment

Paper 1

  • Topics covering Physical and Inorganic Chemistry.
  • 90 mins written exam paper worth 50% of AS and 35% of the A Level.

Paper 2

  • Topics covering Physical and Inorganic Chemistry.
  • 90 mins written exam paper worth 50% of AS and 35% of the A Level.

Paper 3

  • Synoptic of all content from the A-level course.
  • Written exam worth 30% of the A-level .

Future opportunities

Doing an A level in Chemistry can open so many doors for you in the future. It is seen, and quite rightly so, as a challenging, academic and rigorous A Level that will impress a lot of universities/ employers.

Doing A level chemistry can lead to many careers in healthcare such as medicine, pharmacy and dentistry but is also extremely useful in careers in the biological sciences, physics, mathematics, pharmacology and analytical chemistry.

Chemistry is also taken by many law applicants as it shows you can cope with difficult concepts.

Chemistry brings a nice balance to your studies if you are doing many Arts subjects. You need Chemistry to study Veterinary Medicine, many universities ask for an A but some allow a B.

Almost every medical school in the country asks for A Level Chemistry to at least AS (bar the foundation programs for people without science A Levels).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shoreham Academy directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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