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Chemistry A Level at Gordano School

Course description

The OCR A Chemistry course investigates a large variety of chemical principles through the study of their applications. Fuels, drugs and dyes are all used to show how theory is put into practice within the chemical world.

Chemistry is a practical subject and you should expect to be actively involved in practical work in many lessons. The new practical component for the A Level
makes attendance paramount and students have to demonstrate progression in their experimental competence throughout their studies. Chemistry involves a lot of calculation work, so you will need to be comfortable at using mathematical equations and have a good scientific calculator with you in lessons.
Assessments completed throughout the year give students plenty of opportunity to reflect on their progress and address areas of development, with the support and guidance of their teachers.

Course content

Further examined modules with coursework building on content studied in Year 12. practical work completed throughout Year 12 and Y13 fulfils the practical component of the course.

Future opportunities

You will need A-level Chemistry to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science. Studying Chemistry takes many forms– dyes, pharmacology,metallurgy,petrochemicals, forensic science, environmental monitoring and many others.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 January 2017

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