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Chemistry at Heston Community School

Course description

Chemistry A level incorporates motivating, contemporary Chemistry contexts and students will study aspects of Chemistry that are often in the media and affect their everyday lives.

Course content

Topics will include organic chemistry such as hydrocarbons, polymers, proteins and DNA structure, inorganic chemistry studying the periodic table and physical chemistry such as atom structure, kinetics, thermodynamics and bonding.

The course is built around a range of practical activities to increase students’ enjoyment and understanding of Chemistry and students will develop the skills needed to study Science at higher levels, such as data analysis, problem solving, numeracy and analysis of models.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a Grade 5 in English and Grade 6 in Mathematics and an Attainment 8 GCSE score of 46 in the remaining subjects.  In addition to this minimum entry requirement, it is preferable for students to have achieved at least GCSE Grade 6 in any subject that they intend to study at A level. 

A Level Chemistry Grade 6,6 in GCSE Double Science


Duration: 2 Years             Board:  OCR           Assessment:  Examination

Future opportunities

An A Level in Chemistry is essential for students looking to pursue careers in Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Nursing, Biochemistry, Food Science, Nutrition, the Petrochemical Industry and Forensic Science.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, ask your Career's Adviser or get in contact with us.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heston Community School directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2017
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