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Chemistry A Level at The Billericay School

Course description

Chemistry seeks to explain what everything, both living and non-living, is made up of. The Salters course links chemical ideas to everyday themes such as medicines, the oceans, the atmosphere and polymers. It has strong industrial relevance and suits logical, analytical thinkers.

Course content

There are ten units for A level chemistry, and the first five units of year one A level are the same as the stand alone AS level.

Year two A level

  • The chemical industry,
  • Polymers and DNA,
  • The role of oceans
  • Developing metals
  • The chemistry of dyes

Entry requirements

B grade in GCSE chemistry or A grade in the chemistry theory component of the additional science exam.

Future opportunities

Chemistry can lead into a wide variety of careers which can include the obvious and sometimes the not so obvious. They include doctors, dentists, vets, nurses, medical sales people, laboratory chemist, geologist, forensics, site technician, bio-chemist, research and education. Anyone wishing to study medicine must have an ‘A’ Level in chemistry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Billericay School directly.

Last updated date: 26 January 2017
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      • A highly qualified and experienced staff that have a proven track record of working successfully at A level.
      • Excellent study facilities and subject resources (including state of the art media and music facilities).
      • Personalised care and support through a personal tutor and the Sixth Form pastoral team, supporting and monitoring your progress and acting as a contact point with home.
      • An exceptional curriculum enrichment programme.
      • Access to the school’s sport and gym facilities.
      • Outstanding guidance and support for university, employment or training.