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A Level: Chemistry at Rawlins Academy

Course description

Students begin their studies with foundation Chemistry which covers topics such as atomic structure and bonding in far greater depth before applying their understanding to the nature of reactivity. The periodic table is dissected in order for students to uncover patterns in chemical behaviour. Students move on then to two much larger topics; Organic Chemistry and Inorganic chemistry where they will study the mechanisms of reaction and chemical behaviours of a range of compounds. Students will study advanced concepts such as isomerism, biochemical polymers such as DNA and proteins as well as analytical tools available to the modern chemist such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Students will undertake a range of practical work throughout the Chemistry course many of which will be formally assessed.

Entry requirements

Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. 

You will have at least grade C in all Science GCSEs which will include at least grade B in the Chemistry modules or Chemistry GCSE and a grade C in Maths to undertake this course.


Written examination and practical assessments

Future opportunities

It is an essential qualification for medicine, veterinary science and dentistry. It can also provide the background for university courses in many other Sciences and engineering. Chemistry can be a good basis for careers in business, accountancy, personnel, computing and law, as chemists are organised and logical thinkers.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 09 October 2017
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