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A Level Chemistry at New College Stamford

Course description

Develop your understanding of underlying chemical concepts through practical technqiues and calculations. Chemistry attempts to answer the big question: What is everything made from? Searching for this answer you will study a range of topics from investigating how one substance can be changed drastically into another, to researching a new wonder drug to save millions of lives, the opportunities that chemistry provides are endless.You will study:Atomic StructureBondingEnergetics and KineticsChemical equilibiraTheremodynamicsAlkanes and halogenalkanesAlcoholsOrganic analysisElectrode potentials andElectrochemical cellsThis course is 100% exam based.

Course content

You will carry out a range of practical activities involving inorganic and organic chemistry including, period 3 elements and their oxides, transition metals and reactions of ions in aqueous solutions. Organic chemistry practicals include optical isomerism, aldehydes and ketones, aromatic chemistry, amines, polymers, amino acids and proteins, DNA, organic synthesis and chromotography.

Entry requirements

APS 46 and 5 GCSEs at grades C or above including English at grades C/5 or above, and maths at grades B/6 or above in maths.


This is a linear subject which means they are examined entirely at the end of year two, although in some cases you will be entered for the AS exam at the end of year one. You may want to consider choosing a mixture of linear and non-linear (modular) subjects.

Future opportunities

Example job roles:Analytical ChemistChemical EngineerClinical BiochemistPharmacologistDoctorToxicologistEnvironmental ConsultantScience WriterSecondary School TeacherStudying further degrees in:ChemistryBiologyPre-clinical MedicineMathematicsPharmacology

Further information

APS Calculator:The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSE’s taken. BTEC equivalents are not acceptable.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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