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Chemistry AS A2 at Kingsthorpe College

Course content

Unit 1 - The core principles of Chemistry

Unit 2 - Application of the Core Principles of Chemistry

Unit 3 - Chemistry laboratory skills I

Unit 4 - General principles of Chemistry I - Rates, Equilibria and Further Organic Chemistry

Unit 5 - General principles of Chemistry II - Transition Metals and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry

Unit 6 - Chemistry laboratory skills II

Entry requirements

We ask for a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including an absolute minimum of a grade C in Additional Science, and preferably on the Higher paper, or to have studied in the top Science set, or a grade C or above in Chemistry in the Triple Science.

An enthusiasm for analysis, atoms, chemical reactions, compounds, the periodic other words, why atoms behave as they do!


AS & A2 - 80% Examinations - 20% Internal Assessment

Future opportunities

Progression routes and Career opportunities

Chemistry graduates can be employed in a vast number of areas. The following listing of areas is not intended to be exhaustive, but does demonstrate a variety of areas where Chemists are actively employed. Depending on your qualifications, knowledge and abilities, you will have the potential to be employed in possibly a research-based, testing, technical or managerial-type of position.

Agricultural Research, Anti-Cancer Research, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biomaterials, Brewing Industry, Chemical Analysis, Chemical Technology, Dairy Industry, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Environmental Consultancy, Fertiliser Industry, Food and Drink Technology, Forensic Science, Forestry Research, Health & Safety, Horticultural Research, Industrial Chemistry, Laboratory Manager, Light Emitting Polymer Research, Marine Sciences, Materials Science Medical Laboratory Testing, Medicine, Microbiology, Patent Office, Pesticides Industry, Petrochemical Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Plastic Products Science, Polymer Industry, Pyrotechnics, Quality Control, Research, Science Publishing, Secondary School Teaching, University Teaching/Research, Water Treatment Plant, Water Quality Analysis, Wine Industry.

Further information

For further information about the course contact Mr Gray or Dr Patel, the current 6th Form Chemistry teachers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingsthorpe College directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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