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Chemistry A Level at The Marches School and Technology College

Course description

The opportunities for students of Science, and especially Chemistry, are enormous.
Careers within the scientific world are extremely rewarding and qualifications in
Science subjects are acceptable as an entry into many other careers. Every time we
light a match, boil an egg or simply breathe in and out, we perform a chemical reaction.
Our bodies grow, develop and function entirely as a result of the chemical processes
that go on within them. Most of the food we eat is grown with the help of chemical
fertilisers and kept from rotting with chemical preservatives. If we are to protect the
planet from the harmful effects of human activity, we need to understand, as clearly
as possible, the complex chemical systems which make up our environment of land,
sea and air.
The Chemistry course is designed to enable you to:
Apply your knowledge and understanding to new situations.
Develop key practical and analytical skills in the laboratory.
Appreciate the link between theory and experiment.
Realise the contribution of chemistry to society.
Solve problems often applying mathematical skills.

Entry requirements

We ask that students applying to the
Sixth Form have a minimum of 5 GCSEs
A*– C Grade and aim for a B Grade in
their chosen subject of study (predicted
It is perfectly acceptable to apply to study
a subject that you did not choose at GCSE.
You will be invited to attend a short,
informal interview with the Head of Sixth
Form to discuss your application and talk
through your options. All places offered will
be conditional until you have received your
GCSE results in August and enrolment will
take place on GCSE Results Day.
There will be various ‘Road to Sixth
Form’ events and activities taking place
throughout the year, to ensure a smooth
transition into post-16 study and to
provide you with all the information you
require to make fully informed decisions.
If you have any questions about the
admissions process, please do not
hesitate to contact us on 01691 664400.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Marches School and Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

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