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Chemistry A Level at Strode's College

Course description

Chemistry is about everything. It is the central science. If you want to understand more about how the world around you works and look for patterns in the thousands of chemical reactions which occur in nature, this could be the course for you. It is an exciting laboratory based subject which explores the laws of chemistry and demonstrates how these laws and the skills of the chemist have been exploited to give us our present high standard of living.

Course content

This is an ideal course to study the basic laws and principals of chemistry and learn how to predict the properties and atomic structure of elements from their position on the Periodic Table. Learn how to control chemical reactions and make predictions about new and novel materials.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for a Level 3 Pathway, including at least 5 A* - B GCSE grades. Grade B in Double Science GCSE or a grade B in Chemistry and a B in Maths GCSE or equivalent.


Total of six hours assessment split over three examination papers taken at the end of the two year course. The papers will provide the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of both theory and practical skills. Practical skills will also be assessed in-class throughout the 2 years.

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Participation in Royal Society of Chemistry events such as the Olympiad, and analytical chemistry competitions against other colleges. Opportunity to present a piece of independent research at the Strodes’ Science Symposium.

Future opportunities

All manufacturing industries, pharmaceuticals, food processing, cosmetics and metal works use chemistry and the skills of the chemist. Chemistry is essential for medicine, biology, chemical science and dentistry and is desirable for any science or engineering based course. It is useful for nursing, catering, dietetics, and environmental studies.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Strode's College directly.

Last updated date: 24 August 2016
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