Chemistry AS & A Level at NewVIc
Chemistry impacts all facets of our lives. We all experience chemical reactions, whether breathing, baking a cake, driving a car or using a mobile phone. It is concerned with all aspects of molecules, their physical and chemical properties, their composition and structure, their synthesis and use in the 21st century.
The course will focus on:
- foundations in Chemistry
- periodic table and energy
- Organic Chemistry and analysis
- Physical Chemistry and transition elements
On the course you will:
- complete a unit that bridges GCSE and A-level, to ensure you have the necessary basic understanding
- develop your practical skills within an academic laboratory
- attend lectures and conferences
Chemistry is a challenging A-level subject, and if you hope to study it, you will need to demonstrate a strong academic ability.
You will need to have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs (A*-C) in academic subjects, with an average GCSE score of 6 or above. These must include English and Mathematics (grades 9-6) and either GCSE Chemistry grade B, BB minimum in core and Additional Science, or BBB minimum in Triple Science. If you are studying GCSE Applied Science or Level 2 BTEC Science, you will not be able to take Science A-levels, but could study Level 3 BTEC in Medical Science (Applied Science) or Level 3 BTEC in Forensic Science (Applied Science).
Units are internally assessed practicals and written exams.
Studying Chemistry will provide you with an important foundation for science-based degree courses and careers. It will also equip you with transferable skills that will enable you to progress to other subjects.
If you wish to study Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Physiotherapy or other medicine-related degrees at university, you will need a high grade at A-level Chemistry.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.