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Chemistry A Level at Marriotts School

Course description

This course will try to give you the skills and understanding to make decisions about the way chemistry affects your everyday life by applying concepts into contemporary areas of Chemistry. You will become an effective problem solver and be able to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing. Handling data will be a key part of your work, allowing you to demonstrate information retrieval skills as well as use of numeracy and ICT. You will build up a range of practical skills that require creativity and accuracy as well as developing a firm understanding of health and safety issues.

Course content

This course will try to give you the skills and understanding to make decisions about the way chemistry affects your everyday life by applying concepts into contemporary areas of Chemistry. You will become an effective problem solver and be able to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing. Handling data will be a key part of your work, allowing you to demonstrate information retrieval skills as well as use of numeracy and ICT. You will build up a range of practical skills that require creativity and accuracy as well as developing a firm understanding of health and safety issues.

Entry requirements

You need at least two B grades in GCSE Sciences (including Chemistry if you took triple Science.) You will also need a B in Maths and at least a C in English.

Assessment

Fundamentals of Chemistry

Scientific Literacy in Chemistry

Practical Skills in Chemistry

Practical Endorsement in Chemistry

Future opportunities

Chemistry is essential if you wish to apply to medical school.  Other courses, such as Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical engineering, dentistry and environmental science also find Chemistry essential or desirable. 

You can find employment as an industrial or research chemist.  Or, as you will develop so many other skills whilst studying the subject, many Chemistry students go on to the financial sector and other unrelated fields.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Marriotts School directly.

Last updated date: 21 February 2017
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