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Chemistry A Level at Ormiston Bushfield Academy

Course description

Science at Ormiston Bushfield Academy strives to provide learners with the opportunity to become successful in the world of work, to lead safe and healthy lives and make a positive contribution to society. We hope that studying science will fire student’s curiosity about the world around them and offer opportunities to find explanations. 

Chemistry helps you to develop research, problem solving and analytical skills. It helps to you challenge ideas and show how you worked things out through logic and step-by-step reasoning. Chemistry often requires teamwork and communication skills too, which are great for project management.



Course content

Chemists use experiments and knowledge to develop medicines, foods, fabrics and other materials, from neon lights to shatterproof glass. They also use their insights to understand the world around us, from why leaves change colour to discovering invisible pollutants in the air.

Pick up a can of soft drink and you’ll find chemistry everywhere, from the metal can you’re holding, to the paint used to cover it and the liquid inside. Chemistry is sometimes known as the ‘central science’ because it helps to connect physical sciences, like maths and physics, with applied sciences, like biology, medicine and engineering.



Entry requirements

Additional B grade in GCSE Chemistry


  •  Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry
  •  Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry 
  •  Module 3 – Periodic table and energy   
  •  Module 4 – Core organic chemistry
  •  Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements
  •  Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis


Future opportunities

Chemistry will help you get ahead in most STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) careers and more besides. Chemistry is an important subject for careers in medicine, environmental science, engineering, toxicology, developing consumer products, metallurgy (studying how metals behave), space exploration, developing perfumes and cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, energy, teaching, science writing, software development and research.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Bushfield Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years