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Chemistry A Level at Exmouth Community College

Course description

This course offers a stepping stone from GCSE Science and prepares you for the more in depth scientific study of higher education courses or the world of work in a scientific career.

In this course you will study areas of Physical, Organic and Inorganic chemistry, reaction kinetics, energetic and thermodynamics as well as analytical techniques and chemistry in the environment.

You will gain an appreciation of important chemical processes and principles which are fundamental to our understanding of the world around us, learning how scientists investigate phenomena.


Entry requirements

Standard college requirements: 5 GCSE’s grade 4.  

Please note: You will need a minimum of a grade 5/6 in either the higher tier Chemistry papers of GCSE Combined Science or a grade 5/6 in GCSE Chemistry.

You will also need a minimum of grade 4 in Maths.



Exam Board: OCR

The course is also heavily practical based and some questions in the final written assessments will assess your knowledge of practical procedures.

Future opportunities

You could go on to study for a higher education degree in a range of science based subjects such as, chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, vetinary science, environmental science, pharmaceuticals, forensics, chemical engineering, mathematics.

While students have also gone onto study non science subjects such as classics, geography, economics, history, law, philosophy English literature amongst many others.

A scientific training also stands you in good stead for careers in a range of occupations from management to marketing.

Further information

Student Voice:

"One of my favourite things about Chemistry is how it is very relevant to the real world – there is always a realistic scenario in which you can apply your knowledge and find it useful"

"The teaching is superb and help is always offered"

"The best part of the course for me is the practical’s as they’re really interesting"

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 November 2017

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