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Chemistry at St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form

Course description

A qualification in Chemistry is one of the most marketable, opening doors in the real world as it shows that you have the ability to analyse facts and interpret data in both numeric and literal forms. As such it is a qualification which is not only essential for many science-based courses, such as Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Biosciences, Genetics, Pharmacy, Biochemistry and Environmental Sciences, but is also a valid entry qualification for courses such as Law, Mathematics, Management and Computing.

AS Units:

Unit 1: Chemistry for Life
* The Elements of Life
* Developing Fuels

Unit 2: Chemistry of Natural Resources
* Elements from the Sea
* The Atmosphere
* The Polymer Revolution

Unit 3: Chemistry in Practice

A2 Units:

Unit 4: Chemistry of Materials
* What’s in a Medicine?
* The Materials Revolution
* The Thread of Life
* The Steel Story

Unit 5: Chemistry by Design
* Agriculture and Industry
* Colour by Design
* The Oceans
* Medicines by Design

Unit 6: Chemistry Individual Investigation

Entry requirements

Students should have gained a Grade B in GCSE Separate Science Chemistry or a Grade A in GCSE Additional Science (Coordinated Science).

On occasion students who do not meet these criteria may be allowed on the course after a Year 11 Chemistry teacher’s recommendation.

5 GCSEs A*-C Grade

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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