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Chemistry (OCR A) at Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Chemistry is arguably the most important subject a person could study. Everything we

come into contact with has its roots in Chemistry; from the ingredients used to make bullet-proof vests to the ingredients in a lipstick or eye liner. Anyone who likes solving problems would love studying A Level Chemistry. The finance industry also has an interest in students with an A / AS level in this subject.

This specification can be sat as either an AS one year course or an A Level two year course, although we recommend all students start by sitting the AS in year 12.

PLEASE NOTE: This course could run over the 3 schools. Details of where this course will run in September will be available at a later date.

Course content

This course looks at the application of Chemistry and Chemical Techniques and Processes. There will be ample opportunity for hands-on practical work throughout the course. Units studied include:

• Development of practical skills

• Foundations in chemistry

• Periodic table and energy

• Core organic chemistry

• Physical chemistry and transition elements

• Organic chemistry and analysis

The AS Level is assessed by two written papers at the end of year 12. If passed then you will beallowed to sit the full A Level.

The A level is assessed by three written papers at the end of year 13.

Entry requirements

Core and Additional GCSE Science with at least one grade 7, or grade 7 in GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Mathematics and English Language grade 6 equivalent.

Financial information

£30.00 deposit to cover all text books to be paid on enrolment day. This will be refunded at the end of your course once your books have been returned to the subject teacher.

£5.00 non-refundable payment for an Access Key Fob to access Gable Hall School, Sixth Form and St Clere's School.

Future opportunities

An A Level in Chemistry would allow students to enter many diverse fields including:

• Medicine

• Chemical Sciences

• Dentistry

• Pharmacy

• Chemical Engineering

• Veterinary Sciences

Chemistry also opens doors to those doing Accountancy and Finance as it is based on similar analytical skills.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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