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Chemistry A Level at Stanley Park High School

Course description

Chemistry is central to the study of sciences at Advanced level and beyond. An A level in Chemistry can can lead to many different careers in the sciences. Chemistry is vital to the study of medicine, pharmacy and veterinary science. It combines well with Physics, Maths, Biology for a science course or other A levels to make a broader based Advanced level course.

Chemistry is a logical subject where the understanding of basic concepts enable you to predict and explain more complex events. Chemists are the forefront of research into dealing with CO2 in the atmosphere and researching into drugs to combat illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and arthritis.

Course content

Development of practical skills in Chemistry
Foundations in Chemistry
Periodic Table and Energy
Core Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements
Organic Chemistry and Analysis

Final assessment is in the form of 3 exams at the end of the 2 year course which cover content from all 6 modules and an A level practical endorsement.

Entry requirements

You should have studied the double Science GCSE course and have been awarded a BB grade or above. You may also have taken Chemistry as a separate subject at GCSE and been awarded a B grade. Students also need GCSE Maths at C grade or above.

Future opportunities

Many universities and employers value the strengths of an A level in Chemistry in its own right. The A level will enable students to progress into further and higher education to follow courses in Chemistry, one of the other sciences or related subjects, or to enter employment where a knowledge of Chemistry would be useful.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stanley Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2017
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