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Chemistry A level at Burntwood School

Course description

A Level Chemistry will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of chemistry. It covers the key concepts of chemistry and practical skills are integrated throughout the course.Using a combination of academic challenge and practical focus you will learn about chemistry in a range of different contexts and the impact it has on industry and many aspects of everyday life. You will learn to investigate and solve problems in a range of contexts. The four modules taken in the first year cover practical skills, the foundations of atoms, bonds and chemical changes, the energetics of chemical reactions and an introduction to organic (carbonbased) chemistry. The second year fosters a deeper appreciation of chemical energetics, organic chemistry and quantitative analyses.

Entry requirements

At least five grade 9-4 passes at GCSE level. Grade 5 or above in all English and Mathematics GCSEs. Two grade 6s or above in combined science GCSE. If you have studied separate sciences you will need a grade 6 or above in Chemistry and at least a grade 6 in the other two sciences.

Future opportunities

A Level Chemistry is an excellent base for a university degree in healthcare such as medicine, pharmacy and dentistry as well as the biological sciences, physics, mathematics, pharmacology and analytical chemistry. Chemistry is also taken by many law applicants as it shows you can cope with difficult concepts. A range of career opportunities including chemical, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries and in areas such as forensics, environmental protection and healthcare. The problem solving skills are useful for many other areas such as finance and computing science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burntwood School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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