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Chemistry A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Eastbourne College

Course description

Chemistry is the study of substances, what they are made of, how they interact and what role they play in living things. It is actually the study of all materials and is vital to every aspect of your life. From the moment you are born until you die, you are surrounded by chemistry: in the air you breathe, the food you eat and the clothes you wear. Without the advancement of chemical science, we would have no plastics, no synthetic fibres and no fuels for cars or planes. Many lives would be lost without the chemical technology that has brought us medicines, or allowed us to treat contaminated water in developing countries.

The primary aim of studying chemistry is to stimulate us to think about the world around us and understand the properties of the materials within it. By studying the subject to an advanced level, you will improve your problem solving skills, apply your mathematical ability and develop precision in working with your hands. In dealing with potentially harmful substances, chemists learn to take responsibility for themselves and the welfare of others.

Course content

Careers in chemistry are everywhere. From space research to the depths of the world's oceans, chemists are involved in collecting vital information. This means that knowledge of Chemistry will give you a greater understanding of the world you live in and could lead to a career which is exciting and enjoyable with lots of variety and opportunities. Chemistry is a mathematical science and works well as a complementary choice to maths and any of the other sciences. You should consider AS level Chemistry if you are interested in a career as a chemist, doctor, veterinary scientist, pharmacist, dentist, biochemist, food scientist, chemical engineer or in accountancy, banking, law, pharmacology, forestry, agriculture, chemical research, analytical work, process control, quality control, the environment etc.


The AS level course is examined through 3 units. Units 1 (33%) and 2 (47%) are theory based, assessing fundamental concepts in physical, organic and inorganic chemistry. Unit 3 (20%) is an internal assessment of practical skills.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbourne College directly.

Last updated date: 16 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years