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Chemistry A Level at Christopher Whitehead Language College

Course description

As an A/AS Level Chemistry student you will further develop the practical skills gained at G.C.S.E. You will also undertake topics such as: Foundations in chemistry including bonding, acid-base and redox reactions; periodic table (group 2 elements, plus halogens and transition metals) and energy including qualitative analysis; core organic chemistry; physical chemistry; advanced organic chemistry and analysis.

Students of A/AS Level Chemistry generally leave the course with the ability to recognise, recall and show understanding of specific chemical facts, terminology, principals, concepts and practical ability. The A Level Chemistry course will show students how to use information with the view of interpreting phenomena and effects of chemical principles, as well as presenting arguments and ideas in a logical, clear manner.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

 Minimum GCSE Additional Science B grade

 or GCSE Chemistry B grade; preferred A/A* in sciences

 GCSE Mathematics B grade



Future opportunities

 Possible career and course options available to you with an A Level Chemistry qualification include: medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science, chemistry, biochemistry, food science/nutrition and forensic science.

 Other career options include: biological/engineering, optical management, optometry, microbiology, natural sciences, pharmacology, software engineering and physiology. All of which require A Level Chemistry as essential (unless other qualifications are offered).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christopher Whitehead Language College directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2015

Key information

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