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Chemistry A Level at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

There are no boundaries to Chemistry.  Whatever you want to do, Chemistry can make it happen.  Chemistry forms an important part of every aspect of our lives, from the food we eat, the clothes we wear, to the medicines we take when ill.  So always think Chemistry!

Course content

Chemistry is split into six modules: Modules 1 to 4 constitute the stand alone AS and modules 1 to 6 combined with the practical endorsement, constitute the full A level.  

 

In the first year, you will study the following topics:

  • Development of practical skills. This covers skills in planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation.
  • Foundation Chemistry.  This covers atoms, compounds, molecules and equations.  Amount of substance, acid-base and redox reaction, electrons, bonding and structure.
  • Periodic Table and Energy.  This covers the Periodic Table and periodicity, groups 2 and 7, qualitative analysis, enthalpy, rates of reaction and equilibrium.
  • Core Organic Chemistry.  This covers basic concepts,hydrocarbons, alcohols, haloalkanes and organic synthesis.

In the second year, the following topics will be studied, along with a practical endorsement:

  • Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements.  This covers further reaction rates and equilibrium, redox and electrode potentials and transition elements.
  • Organic Chemistry and Analysis.  This covers aromatic compounds, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids and esters. Nitrogen compounds, polymers, organic synthesis, chromatography and analysis.

Entry requirements

WHAT IS THE ENTRY PROCESS?

Please apply online or alternatively you are able to collect an application form for completion.  Following receipt of application an invite for you to attend a formal interview will be issued.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Full level 2

FURTHER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

A minimum of five grade 4/C GCSEs or above including a grade 4 (C) in Maths and a grade 4 (C) in English or English Language plus a double BB in Double Award Science or two B's in separate Sciences, one of which must include Chemistry.

Offers are subject to a satisfactory School Report.

Assessment

At AS you will have two written exams (50% each).  At A level you will have three written exams (37%, 37% and 26%) and a practical endorsement (pass or fail).

Future opportunities

A wide variety of jobs are open to those who have studied Chemistry, from finance to textiles or photography to archaeology.  There are many degree and Higher National Diplomas offered by universities and colleges that require A level Chemistry.  These include Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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