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Chemistry A Level at Bishop Challoner Catholic College

Course description

Chemistry is the branch of Science which is concerned with materials of every description, often overlapping both biology and physics. Chemists unravel chemical reactions that are responsible for life and they investigate new materials with potentially useful properties.

Throughout the course information is collected by experimentation and underlying
principles are explored and developed. If you are resourceful; are not afraid of hard work and application to study and enjoy learning by doing, then Chemistry could be
for you.

At Bishop Challoner Catholic College we have excellent laboratory facilities allowing the development of good pratical skills by the pupils.

Course content

Areas studied over the two years include:

  • The Periodic Table
  • Formulae and equations
  • Energetics and kinetics
  • Equilibria
  • Organic chemistry

Entry requirements

It is not appropriate for students who have completed the Foundation Tier examinations in Additional Science to study AS levels in sciences as they will not have covered the necessary content to be able to access the AS level.

In addition to this, the following minimum entrance criteria will apply:

Biology - a grade 6 in GCSE mathematics

Chemistry - minimum of grade 6 in GCSE mathematics

Physics - minimum of grade 7 in GCSE mathematics

Future opportunities

Chemistry is an essential requirement for degree courses in Medicine and
Dentistry and is very favourably looked upon in many other medical based degrees. It also goes well with many other A level courses e.g. Psychology,
Physical Education.
Examples of careers using chemistry include:

  • analytical chemist
  • cosmetic chemist
  • forensic chemist
  • pharmaceutical chemist.

Studying chemistry is also great training for a career in lots of other areas too, such as marketing, finance, law, journalism, medicine and much more.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years