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Chemistry A Level at Bacon's College

Course description

Chemistry is a versatile and stimulating subject. It is the study of the material world that we live in. Chemistry is the study of the fundamental particles that make up the world– the building blocks of all matter– atoms and elements. Why do atoms react together? Why are some reactions so explosive and how can I turn lead into gold? Chemistry will help students to become confident citizens in a technological world, able to take or develop an informed interest in matters of scientific import.

Applicants will develop abilities and skills that are relevant to the study and practice of chemistry, are useful in everyday life and encourage the presentation of information and ideas appropriate for different audiences and purposes. Crucially, applicants will develop attitudes relevant to Chemistry such as accuracy and precision, objectivity, integrity, enquiry, initiative and insight and develop an understanding of the link between theory and experiment.

Course content

AS-Level: Atoms, Bonds and Groups ,Chains, Energy and Resources

A2-Level: Rings, Polymers and Analysis Equilibria, Energetics and Elements ,Practical Endorsement

Entry requirements

Chemistry is a theoretically demanding subject. Students must gain ‘AA’ grades in Double Award Science or ‘BBB’ in Triple Award Science, with a ‘B’ grade at GCSE Maths and English Language. You must have at least 5 A*-C grades, too.



Future opportunities

Chemistry at A-Level is a prerequisite for many courses in Higher Education and for many areas of employment. It is also a long-established and respected qualification that can allow progression into a number of career areas such as medicine, biochemistry, chemical engineering and others.

Study of Chemistry to AS GCE or Advanced GCE should also be seen as improving the education base of the population as a whole and as making a contribution towards life-long learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years


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      The nearest Bus Station is Canada Water served by routes: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 & P12 (10  mins walk). Directions on foot from Canada Water Station.

      The nearest Bus Stop is Smith Close (Salter Road - next to youth hostel) served by routes 381 & C10 (5 mins walk). Directions on foot from the Smith Close bus stop.


      The nearest Underground Station is Canada Water, served by the Jubilee Line with easy connections to Canary Wharf (DLR), London Bridge (Rail) and the London Underground Network.


      The nearest Railway Station is Canada Water, served by the East London Line. Directions on foot from Canada Water Station. 


      Rotherhithe is easily accessible from the South via the A2, A2209 (Deptford Church Street) and A200 (Evelyn Street & Lower Road) , the North via the A13 and Rotherhithe Tunnel (A101), West via the A200 Jamaica Road.


      Access via the Thames Clipper and Hilton Ferry Service to the Hilton Docklands Pier (approx. 40 minutes from Waterloo Pier) (265 Rotherhithe Street London SE16 5HW). (20 mins walk)