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Chemistry A Level at South & City College Birmingham

Course description

The course is divided into a variety of chemical topics, each containing different key concepts in chemistry. Once you have learnt the key features of a particular topic, you go on to consider the applications it has to everyday life.As part of the A level programme students will be encouraged to complete a week of work experience. The science department has links with Aston University and Coventry University. We support students applying for Masterclasses at universities, placements and programmes to help students to progress to a University. Previous science students have progressed onto programmes such as Nuffield Science placement and the University of Birmingham Routes to Progressions scheme. In addition to quiet study areas and online learning, we offer A level exclusive quiet study rooms in addition to the learning zone quiet area. We have access to e-journals, e-books and books. The college also holds activities for British Science Week 'Meet the Scientist' event. We also hold A level revision workshops and conferences as part of developing study skills.There will be two papers at the end of the first year and three papers at the end of the years assessing the last two years content.

Entry requirements

Year 1 of A level Chemistry requires 6 GCSEs at grades A**-C with B in two from triple or double Science of which one should be for Chemistry. Minimum C (5) in English and B (6) in maths is required. Your overall GCSE score will be considered. Successful enrolment is subject to a satisfactory induction period. If you enjoy science but prefer coursework assessment you may wish to consider an alternative yet equivalent course such as the BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science which is a mixture of coursework and internal exams.

Financial information

24+ LOAN FEES: £ 724.00
. Our course fees vary depending on your circumstances.For full fee information do not hesitateto call us on 0800 111 6311

Future opportunities

There are many opportunities open to you if you have an A level in Chemistry, such as teaching; scientific research; working in industry; medicine, pharmacy; pharmacology; biomedical sciences and chemical engineering. For all of these, you need to take another relevant higher level qualification such as a degree, HND or foundation degree, depending on the career's entry requirements. Of course, higher education is not for everyone, so if you don't progress to higher education you will find employers will favour the many transferable skills you will have acquired during your study of A level Chemistry.

Further information

Please contact our admissions team on 0800 111 6311 or email You can also visit our website and apply online.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South & City College Birmingham directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2017
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