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Chemistry AS/A Level at Castell Alun High School

Course description

A Level Chemistry is a course designed to cater for candidates who wish to continue with further studies in Chemistry as well as those requiring a chemical background for study in other subject areas.
The course presents some of the knowledge, concepts, techniques and structural relationships of Chemistry under the broad areas of Organic, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry.
Organic Chemistry involves the study of carbon compounds whilst Physical Chemistry concentrates on areas such as Atomic Structure, Bonding and Energetics. Inorganic Chemistry covers a detailed look at the patterns of reactions involving several groups of the periodic table. Practical work also forms an important part of the course in order to establish basic experimental techniques.
Finally, an underlying theme of the course is to show that the interaction between chemistry, industry and society have important economic and environmental consequences for the whole community. 
Chemistry is regarded as a discipline that requires logical thinking and a clear and organised mind. It uses and develops a host of skills which employers regard as being invaluable in the workplace, including problem solving, team working, numeracy, communication and practical skills. It is a subject which is at the heart of a variety of science based careers such as medicine, veterinary sciences, dentistry and pharmacy. Alternatively, an A Level in chemistry can also be used as a stepping stone to a nonscientific career in fields as diverse as business, law, accounting and management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Castell Alun High School directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September