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Chemistry A Level at Ormiston Park Academy

Course description

Chemistry is a rigorous, challenging and ultimately rewarding course that will develop your scientific skills and knowledge. This course is innovative, linked to the knowledge and skills required by the modern chemist and the techniques employed in the chemical industry. You will have the opportunities to apply principles of chemistry to real life situations related to solving environmental problems. This subject will help you to challenge ideas and show how you worked things out through logic and step-by-step reasoning. All students are expected to be full-time students.

Course content

Throughout your studies you will explore foundation chemistry; chemistry in action; investigative and practical skills in chemistry; kinetics, equilibria and organic chemistry; energetics, redox and inorganic chemistry and how science works.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths. Grade B or above in GCSE Science/Double Science or Triple Science and Maths


You will be taught in a theoretical and practical setting and assessed via a practical assessment and written exam paper.

Future opportunities

Chemistry is a subject that can lead to many careers, not necessarily involving further study of science. Chemistry is a key requirement for degree courses in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, nutrition, food sciences, metallurgy, materials science, developing perfumes and cosmetics, agriculture, chemical engineering and environmental sciences. This subject also provides a solid foundation for Higher Level Apprenticeships in the field of science, which are readily available in a variety of Science sectors.

Further information

Opportunities lie to support the Science department in the Academy working with students in Years 7-11. OPA works with our feeder primary schools to offer Science lessons, which you could assist in planning and leading. OPA6 will assist you in arranging for a work placement position within local businesses that study the field of Chemistry.

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: 12 October 2015
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