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Chemistry A Level at Brooke Weston Academy

Course description

The course provides an exciting, innovative approach to teaching and learning chemistry. It achieves this by developing chemical ideas in the context of real-life applications of chemistry. The specification relates modern-day applications of chemistry and current research to the concepts needed for the study of chemistry at A Level. The chemical ideas and skills are developed by means of a Chemical Storyline, leading to activities which include laboratory practical work, research activities and data analysis. The course has been designed to build up understanding of chemical ideas in a gradual way and in a range of different contexts. The students will have opportunities to use relevant apparatus and techniques to develop and demonstrate specific practical skills. These skills are assessed throughout the course and the assessment outcomes will be reported separately on students' certificates alongside the overall grade for the qualification.

Course content

  • elements of life
  • developing fuels
  • elements from the sea
  • the ozone story
  • what's in a medicine
  • the chemical industry
  • polymers and life
  • oceans
  • developing metals
  • colour by design

Entry requirements

Open to students who have gained at least a grade B on the higher paper in GCSE chemistry or an A grade in GCSE Additional science. Students will also need to have achieved a B grade in GCSE mathematics.

Future opportunities

Chemistry is an essential requirement for higher education courses in: medicine, dentistry, agricultural sciences, animal sciences, biochemistry, biological sciences, biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemical physics, earth sciences, geology, human sciences, materials science, ecology, genetics, food science, microbiology, natural sciences, pharmacology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, pharmacy and veterinary science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brooke Weston Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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