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Chemistry A Level at Burnley College

Course description

The A Level Chemistry course follows the OCR Chemistry A Level specification developed in consultation with the Royal Society of Chemistry and GlaxoSmithKline. This provides a detailed insight into the behaviour of different elements and compounds. Students will be given opportunities to carry out practical work whilst learning about the key reactions of compounds.

The course is ideal for those interested in why things behave the way they do, why materials have the properties and characteristics that we see and why something reacts in accordance with its environment. Students will be given opportunities to carry out practical work whilst learning about the key reactions of compounds, such as the alcohols and carboxylic acids.

Chemistry is taught by a highly qualified team who place a strong emphasis on practical work and developing an understanding of the subject. Lecturers always ensure students are thoroughly prepared for the examinations.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2): At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2): At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. A minimum of a grade BB in GCSE Science(Duel Award) or a grade B in GCSE Chemistry.

Future opportunities

This is an essential subject for many scientific degree courses such as Medicine, Dentistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Physics, and Engineering. Studying Chemistry at A Level is welcomed across virtually all university courses as it is evidence of logical thinking, problem solving and evaluation skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burnley College directly.

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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