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CHEMISTRY - A2/A Level (OCR) at Churchdown School Academy

Course description

2 year course offered as part of a full time study programme

Course content

What does the course include?

A Level Chemistry is comprised of six modules:

Module 1- Development of Practical Skills Skills of planning, implementation, analysis and evaluation.

Module 2- Foundations in chemistry Building upon ideas from GCSE.

Module 3- Periodic table and energy. Periodic table, periodicity, enthalpy, reaction rates and equilibrium.

Module 4- Core organic chemistry Introduction to the chemistry of organic molecules, their synthesis and analysis.

Module 5- Physical chemistry and transition elements. Extending the themes in module 3.

Module 6- Organic chemistry and analysis Extending the themes In module 4 AS Level:

This tests modules 1,2,3 and 4. A Level: This covers the content in all the modules.

Entry requirements

Pathway 1: 4 A levels

•        5 A* to C Grades in GCSEs, including Maths and English, and meeting any subject specific requirements (see below)

Pathway 2: A combination of A levels and Level 3 Vocational Courses

•        5 A*to C Grades (Merits in BTEC and Vocational Courses) and meeting any subject specific requirements (see below)

Future opportunities

Where could this lead?

The skills learned studying Chemistry are valued by both colleges and employers alike, giving you many opportunities.

Careers that directly use the skills of a Chemist include agriculture, biochemistry, dentistry, forensics, geography, haematology, immunology, kinetics, medicine, neurology, optics, radiology, space research, technological studies, veterinary science & zoology.

Further information

Will it suit me?

If you enjoyed Chemistry at GCSE and you like practical work, then it certainly will. Chemistry is all about substances and how they behave.

Chemists investigate their properties and use the information to make chemicals for hundreds of different industries and to help Biologists, Physicists and Engineers in their work.

Chemists observe, analyse, design and make. Chemists make Nylon for your clothes, preservatives for your food, medicines for your health and the aluminium alloy for the CD you listen to.

If you want to be a part of this, Chemistry is for you!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Churchdown School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years