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Chemistry - AS/A2 Level at Rochdale Sixth Form College

Course description


Chemistry is either required or strongly recommended for many degree courses, such as Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry and is also required for Veterinary Science. As a demanding academic subject, Chemistry is viewed highly in support of applications for most university courses.

This academic rigour is also recognised by employers and the skills developed whilst studying Chemistry such as problem solving and the ability to analyse complex data and abstract concepts are transferable to a wide range of workplace scenarios.

A qualification in Chemistry allows access to other university courses in areas such as medicine, chemical engineering, forensics, pharmacy environmental, food and textiles sciences and biochemistry. Chemistry is the only science compulsory for the study of medicine.

You will need a Grade C in GCSE Core and Additional Science, both at Higher Tier to study Chemistry at RSFC. You will also need a grade C in GCSE Maths.

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Entry requirements

To study A-Levels at RSFC you must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A* - C, covering at least four different subject areas. Two of the 5 A* - C grades must include GCSE Maths and English Language. A good school reference, attendance and behaviour record are also required as is a positive college interview. The 5 A*-C must include Higher Tier GCSE Core AND Additional Science, or Chemistry if you have studied the 3 separate sciences.

Financial information

If you are between 16 and 19 years old and think that you might struggle with the costs of full-time education you may apply for a bursary. The students most in need will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year. This group includes:

• Disabled young people in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

• Young people in care• Care leavers

• Young people in receipt of income support

Other students facing genuine financial difficulties can apply for the Discretionary Bursary Fund (DBF).The DBF can support students with travel costs, equipment, books and other course-related costs.


Future opportunities

Positive Steps - See your Positive Steps Adviser in school or contact 0800 195 8528.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rochdale Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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