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A Level Chemistry at Trafford College

Course description

Why study Chemistry?At advanced level, Chemistry seeks to explain why chemical reactions occur in terms of energy changes and the fundamental laws of entropy and thermodynamics. It also looks at a wide range of applications of chemical knowledge to practical situations and explores how chemists can help to solve environmental problems by cleaning up pollution and finding alternative fuels.What’s on the course?The specification is divided into topics, each covering different key concepts in Chemistry. Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics.In AS Chemistry:You will study atomic structure, bonding and enthalpy.In A level Chemistry:In addition to the AS topics you will cover organic Chemistry and analytical techniques.

Entry requirements

You need A*-B in Double Science or A*-B in Chemistry plus a good profile of B grades at GCSE


Through written exams that use a variety of question types from multiple choice, structured questions and longer answersThere will be a series of compulsory practical exercises that will be tested in the written exams and contribute to a separate grade at A level

Future opportunities

What are the career opportunities?Chemistry is essential for a range of healthcare professions and pharmacy degree courses and is a useful subject in a wide range of environmental careers. Many forensic and food scientist also start with a degree in chemistry.

Further information

Contact Bernadette Barnett on 0161 952 4721 or email Contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070

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: 13 May 2016
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