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Chemistry A-Level at The Nottingham Emmanuel School

Course description

Chemistry is a key science that has a natural link with Biological, Physical and Earth Sciences. You will develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of chemistry and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations. There will be an opportunity to develop awareness of advances in information technology and instrumentation relevant to chemistry and to appreciate the contribution of chemistry to society.

Course content

AS In the first year there are two theory units to be studied. Paper 1 & Paper 2 will be examined in June. Practical skills will be developed throughout the course through the teaching of the two theory models. These skills will be assessed through papers 1 & 2 in June. This is a standalone qualification. A2 There are 3 papers for A2. All papers are 2 hours in length and will be taken in June.

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Additional Science or Chemistry across all the written modules and also have a Grade B in Maths.

Future opportunities

Chemistry can usefully be combined with a number of subjects: Physics, Maths, Biology and Geography. Information about Chemistry and future careers can be found at A level Chemistry could lead to a degree in a vast range of related subject such as Medicine, Physiology, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Food Technology, Biochemistry, Materials Science and Pharmacology. Chemistry A level is also a useful qualification for careers in the food, textiles and materials industries.

Further information

You will find this course challenging and enjoyable if you want to know more about the structure, properties and reactions of chemicals that make up the living and physical world around us and if you are excited by abstract concepts such as atoms and their interactions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Nottingham Emmanuel School directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2015

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