Chemistry (AS) at Cheslyn Hay Sport & Community High School
AS and A2 units and content: The AS course provide a good grounding in the fundamentals of Chemistry. Atomic Structure and the mole are looked at in more detail along with the role of electrons in chemical bonding. Organic chemistry looks at the useful products that can be made from Crude Oil, along with the drawbacks that some of them bring. Rates of reaction and energy changes are looked at. In Y13 these areas, along with others are looked at in greater depth.
Grades BB or higher in core and additional GCSE Science is required or discrete sciences. A grade B or above in GCSE Maths is also necessary.
There are many opportunities for chemists, many of which will be looked at during the course. A wide range of careers exist in industry and the utilities. Chemistry is an important subject for medical careers, whilst the skills developed by chemistry students are recognised and valued by many employers You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Biology or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Chemistry, which could lead onto higher education in science related subjects or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Chemistry or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Pharmacist. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cheslyn Hay Sport & Community High School directly.