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Chemistry A Level at Oldbury Wells School

Course description

In the first year students will study:

• Physical Chemistry (including Bonding, Kinetics and Equilibria)

• Inorganic Chemistry (including Periodicity, Group 2 and Group 7)

• Organic Chemistry (including Haloalkanes, Alcohols and Analysis) In the second year students will study:

• Physical Chemistry (including Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry)

• Inorganic Chemistry (including Period 3 and Transition Metals)

• Organic Chemistry (including Aromatic Chemistry and Organic Synthesis)

There are six practical experiments that must be taken each year in class which will provide evidence towards the practical endorsement.

Entry requirements

Students studying Chemistry should be logical thinkers with an interest in explaining how things work. In order to do well in an A Level Chemistry course students will be required to have and develop good mathematical skills, hence the minimum requirement of a GCSE Grade B in Mathematics. Students will be expected to carry out background reading for course content, both from available texts and internet research. This is essential to support and strengthen their understanding of material covered in the specification.

Future opportunities

Chemistry at A level is a prerequisite for many courses in Higher Education and for many areas of employment. Chemistry is one of the facilitating A levels It is also a long-established and respected qualification that can allow progression into a number of career areas. The AS qualification provides for candidates who may wish to follow a Chemistry course for only one year in order to broaden their curriculum, and universities and employers value the strengths of the broader student. It is also essential for those wishing to progress on to an A Level in the subject. Those who have Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Science/Nutrition, Forensic Science, Biological or Engineering careers in mind will find A Level Chemistry essential. Those with other careers such as Food Technology, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Radiography and other paramedical courses in mind, will find the A Level desirable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oldbury Wells School directly.

Last updated date: 16 January 2017

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