Chemistry A level at City and Islington College
Interested in the raw materials that make up our built environment? Maybe you're interested in the petrochemical industry that drives the modern world. Perhaps you're interested in the environment and the contribution of chemicals to global warming. This two-year course will give you a deep insight in the work of chemists and the many ways chemistry is used in the modern world.
In addition to studying chemistry in the context of the environment and business, you will also study the use of chemistry in the development of new medicines. The course features lots of practical laboratory work, allowing you to develop hands-on investigative and problem-solving skills.
- You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
- In addition, you must achieve at least grade B in GCSE Mathematics and at least grade B in both GCSE Core and Additional Science or grade B in both GCSE Chemistry and another science subject. Chemistry must be taken in combination with at least one other subject from the following list: Maths, Physics, Biology.
- Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
- IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.
Assessment is by exam at the end of two years. Your practical skills will also be tested by a specially written paper.
Taken as one of three A Levels, Chemistry will allow you to progress to university or other Higher Education course. Taken with another Science subject and/or Maths, it will allow you to specialise in Science at either Higher Education level or in work.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.