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Chemistry - A Level at Wigan UTC

Course description

Chemistry involves the investigation of substances, what they are made of, how they interact and what role they play in modern industrial society. In this course, you will explore all aspects of chemistry: physical, inorganic and organic as well as modern analytical techniques. You will develop a logical approach to problem solving as well as your ability to understand abstract principles. The course encourages imaginative and critical thinking and develops your skills in laboratory procedures.
Chemistry A level is split into six modules: Modules 1 to 6, combined with the Practical Endorsement, constitute the full A Level. The modules can be summarised as:
Module 1: Development of practical skills – this module underpins the whole of the specification, and covers the practical skills that students will develop throughout the course. The practical skills in this module are assessed within written examinations and within the Practical Endorsement.
Module 2: Foundations in chemistry covering concepts required for the remaining modules.
Module 3: Periodic Table and Energy
Module 4: Core Organic Chemistry 
Module 5: Physical Chemistry and the Transition Metals
Module 6: Organic Chemistry and Analysis
Courses similar to this are:
BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science (equivalent to one, two or three A Levels)
A Level Physics
A Level Biology

Entry requirements

BTEC courses

At least 5 at grades   A*-C   Including English & Maths

At least 5 at grades   9-4     Including English & Maths


A Levels

Grade 6 or above in the subject required to study


There are three written A level Papers:
Paper 1 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Paper 2 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 4 and 6.
Paper 3 assesses the content from Modules 1 to 6. 
Your certificate will include a practical endorsement.

Financial information

Funded if aged 16-19.

Future opportunities

A level Chemistry is a must for degrees in medicine, veterinary science and dentistry and can open up a range of careers and higher education courses in optometry, physiotherapy, pharmaceutical sciences, forensic science, biomedical and biological sciences, environmental health and food sciences.
A level Chemistry can also help gain direct entry into employment, especially within the scientific and related sectors.

Further information

Based in Wigan Town Centre, study a variety of courses at Wigan UTC, including:

BTEC Level 2 Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Electronic Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Manufacture Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Design Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Sport & Exercise Science

BTEC Level 3 Applied Science

BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care

BTEC Level 3 Child Development

BTEC Level 3 Business

A Level Maths

A Level Physics

A Level Chemistry

A Level Biology

A Level Business

A Level Product Design


GCSE English Resit

GCSE Maths Resit

And More.....


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Last updated date: 02 October 2017
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