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Chemstry at Teign Academy

Course description

This course builds upon the existing popular OCR Chemistry course. It has been updated in response to modern developments in Chemistry and also the impact of Chemistry on modern society and resources. There is increased emphasis on understanding and application rather than recall, and a new method of assessment of practical skills.

Entry requirements

We recommend A/A* grades in Additional Science or GCSE Chemistry. Students achieving a grade B on Higher Tier will be considered in consultation with their Science teachers. A grade B or higher in Mathematics will also be required.


External assessment: 2 ½ hour written examination on a set text and live performance. Unit 4 requires a historical and directorial approach to theatre texts and an understanding of their original performance conditions. Experience gained in the AS units and Unit 3 can be applied.

Future opportunities

Chemistry is a well-respected subject in its own right and suitable for entry into a wide range of professions. Other subjects that would go well with Chemistry at AS or A2 Level are Biology, Physics and Mathematics. However, very many other combinations of subjects are also suitable. You may be concentrating on arts, humanities or modern language subjects and wish to take Chemistry to AS to broaden your studies by continuing to take a science subject. With a qualification in Chemistry you could go on to Further or Higher Education, studying Chemistry or one of the other sciences or related subjects, or work in science-based industry such as chemical engineering, materials science or biotechnology. It is also essential for the medical field, pharmacy and environmental science.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years