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A-Level Chemistry at Winstanley College

Course description

Course Content

All Chemistry modules are assessed by written exam.  Students also receive a practical endorsement for the lab work completed during the course.

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

Why should I study Chemistry at Winstanley?

Above all you should have a passion and a drive to study Chemistry.  We have!  Chemists are always learning as this subject underpins many of the world’s most important and astounding scientific discoveries.  Are you curious and keen to understand how the theory relates to the practical things you can see, hear and smell both in the lab and the world around you?  Then come join us!  The Royal Society of Chemistry website http://www.rsc.org/ contains a wide range of reading material in relation to the future study of Chemistry and will help you understand the topics that will be covered at A level .

Learning outside the classroom

You will be joining a committed and lively group of students in the science department.  There are many additional activities you could become involved with including:

  • Chemistry Olympiad and the RSC Schools Challenges
  • Young Analyst competition
  • Educational visits ranging from Stuttgart to Liverpool
  • Extensive Moodle resources

You will receive help with choosing which university and which course is right for you; we’ll support your development of interview skills, guide you to further reading or viewing, challenge you with additional discussion and inspire you with activities and trips.  Ex Winstanley students already studying this subject at university will visit and tell you the real story and visiting speakers will give you a glimpse as to what further study involves.

If you are keen to continue with Chemistry or Chemistry related subjects when you are choosing your future study at university, you will receive help with choosing which university and which course is right for you. We’ll support your development of interview skills, guide you to further reading or viewing, challenge you with additional discussion and inspire you with activities and trips. 

From school pupil to Winstanley student

When you enrol we’ll make sure that you’re receiving all the support you need, for example you may be entitled to extra time in your exams, you may benefit from working with a dyslexia tutor or you may simply need help with organising your time and many pieces of paper! Most students have demonstrated their passion for Chemistry by achieving at least a grade 6 in Core and Additional Science or separate Sciences at GCSE

Where are they now?

Ally McLoughlin

Studied: Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics

Ally embraced Chemistry during her two years at the College. She had excellent attendance and showed a remarkable work ethic completing all work and continually challenging teachers with insightful questions. She is now studying Chemistry at the University of Warwick.

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: 12 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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