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Chemistry at Waverley School and Sixth form Centre - a Specialist Humanities College

Course description

Chemistry involves the investigation of substances, what they are made of, how they interact and what role they play in modern industrial society.

In this course, you will explore all aspects of chemistry: physical, inorganic and organic as well as modern analytical techniques. You will develop a logical approach to problem solving as well as your ability to understand abstract principles. The course encourages imaginative and critical thinking and develops your skills in laboratory procedures.

Course content

What will I Iearn?

Year 1 

AS Chemistry
3 compulsory units:  
1 - Chemistry for life (externally assessed)  
2 - Chemistry of Natural Resources (externally assessed)
3 - Chemistry In Practice (internally assessed)

Year 2 
A2 Chemistry
3 compulsory units:
1 - Chemistry of Materials (externally assessed)
2 - Chemistry By Design (externally assessed)
3 - Chemistry Individual Investigation (internally assessed)

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C, including a grade B or above in Sciences (Higher Tier),
English and Maths.

Future opportunities

A level Chemistry is a must for degrees in medicine, veterinary science and dentistry and can open up a range of careers and higher education courses in optometry, physiotherapy, pharmaceutical sciences, forensic science, biomedical and biological sciences, environmental health and food sciences. A level Chemistry can also help gain direct entry into employment, especially into the scientific and related sectors.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: two years