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Chemistry at Stantonbury Campus

Course description

This course will develop you knowledge and understanding of key areas of Chemistry and your practical skills. You will look at Chemistry in areas such as: climate change, the environment, pharmaceuticals, chemistry research. AS or A level Chemistry is suitable if you: have an interest in, and enjoy chemistry, enjoy applying your mind to solving problems, want to find out about how things work in the real world, have very good mathematical skills, and want to use chemistry to progress onto further studies in Higher Education or support other qualifications or enter chemistry‚Äźbased employment. You will develop both a knowledge and understanding of a number of key areas of Chemistry and a range of generic skills needed by both employers and universities. You will have the opportunity to become an effective problem solver and you will need to be able to communicate effectively both orally and with the written word. Handling data, information retrieval, numeracy and ICT will be key parts of your work. As Chemistry is a subject in which much learning stems from experimental work you will need to work effectively as an individual and as part of a group, You will acquire and develop a range of practical skills that require creativity and accuracy and also gain a firm understanding of health and safety issues. A GCE in Chemistry from Edexcel demonstrates a capacity for engaging in academic work, is an excellent preparation for further study and is a requirement for many careers. At both AS and A2 level you will complete two written exams, containing multiple choice, short answer and extended answer questions. You will be assessed on four aspects of your practical work; your practical skills over the year, a qualitative observation, a quantitative measurement and a preparation (making a chemical). You may have the opportunity of visiting university lectures.


Five level two qualifications (e.g. A* - C at GCSE). At least four of these grades will be from GSCE. Grade B or above in both GCSE Science and Maths

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stantonbury Campus directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years