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Chemistry - A Level at Backwell School

Course description

This course teaches the theoretical and practical skills necessary to become an advanced chemist. There will normally be one or two practical sessions per week backed up by theoretical work. The course is designed to relate to real-world chemistry and each topic is framed by the context in which the chemistry can be applied. Our course still involves pops and squeaks, colour changes and smells. You will gain new skills which are useful in the subject but many are also transferrable. Chemistry is a subject of endless possibilities; many of our ex-students are involved in cutting edge research into new drugs and materials. In order to do well on this course you will need to work very hard outside the classroom, solving problems and assimilating new ideas.

Entry requirements

In ‘Double Science’: Two Bs overall in in the examination elements. In ‘Triple Science’: B overall in the examination element of the relevant Science, plus another B in the examination element of another Science GCSE. Grade 6 in Mathematics.

Future opportunities

Students who have studied Chemistry at Backwell have gone to university to study for degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Environmental Sciences and various Engineering degrees. A level Chemistry is a qualification which is highly valued by universities and employers as they demonstrate abilities in analysis and problem solving which are sought after skills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September