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Chemistry A Level at Corelli College Co-Operative Academy

Course description

In two years that will fly by you will get a real in-depth knowledge of this fascinating subject, preparing you for further education or giving you the credentials to enhance your job options straight away. Chemists have greatly improved the quality of life for the majority of people. Our A Level course is underpinned by the practical skills that we call ‘How Science Works’. You also find out how chemists are real innovators, designing solutions to the problems that affect modern life.

In the first year there are three learning units: In Unit 1, you will cover foundation subjects like: • Atomic structure, periodicity and organic chemistry.

In Unit 2 you will work on topics like: • Kinetics, alkenes and analytical techniques.

Unit 3 happens throughout the year and is dedicated to investigative and practical skills. It’s ‘How Science Works’.

Year two follows a similar format, introducing you to topics including: • Equilibria, polymers and aromatic chemistry, thermodynamics, energetics and inorganic chemistry.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a B in GCSE Additional/Triple Science and a C in GCSE Maths

Assessment

As with all Ofqual-regulated schools across the country, both the AS and A Level are linear courses. The AS qualification is a one-year course. The A Level course is a two year course.

AS: One year course with 2 x 1hr 30min written exams at the end of the year. Both are 80 marks each with 15% is based on the practical skills and knowledge gained throughout the year and 20% of the questions are maths-based.

Advanced Level: Two year course with 3 x 2hr written exams at the end of the year. The weighting is 35:35:30 respectively, also with 15% is based on the practical skills and knowledge gained throughout the year and 20% of the questions are maths-based.

Future opportunities

Chemistry is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, nursing, biochemistry, dentistry or forensic science. It will also equip you for a career in industry, for example in the petrochemical or pharmaceutical industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Corelli College Co-Operative Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 December 2017
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Key information

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

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