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Chemistry A-Level at Wolverhampton Girls' High School

Course description

Chemistry is an essential science which may be studied as a single science or in combination with any of the other sciences. It builds on the concepts and ideas studied at GCSE with a particular emphasis on ‘How Science Works’. The course is designed to develop investigative and practical skills.

Progression to Career/ University Courses:

The importance of chemistry as a central science is reflected in its priority requirement in many fields of science such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, geological and environmental sciences (Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering). Many of our former students have gone to university to study in these areas of chemistry. Since chemistry involves logical thought and critical analysis, many non-science related courses at university accept those who have studied chemistry.

Key Points:

For future progression onto university Chemistry based courses, the study of GCE mathematics and another science would be supportive.

Entry requirements

Students (external and internal) wishing to join the Sixth Form at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School will usually be expected to have achieved a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades A*- B, including Mathematics and English Language with a minimum average points score of 48 from her best 6 subjects.  Students should preferably have achieved A* or A in the subjects they wish to study at A Level, but with a minimum of grade B. Subjects which are not GCSEs but deemed to be equivalent to GCSEs are not accepted.  The Headteacher reserves the right to make the final decision on the application of this criteria.

Subject Specific Criteria:

Minimum Grade A at GCSE is usually required due to demand for places

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wolverhampton Girls' High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years