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Chemistry AS/A2 at Magdalen College School

Course content

The specific aims of the course are to encourage students to:

Develop essential knowledge and understanding of the concepts of chemistry, and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations;

Develop an understanding of the link between theory and experiment;

Be aware of how advances in information technology and instrumentation are used in chemistry;

Appreciate the contributions of chemistry to society and the responsible use of scientific knowledge and evidence;

Sustain and develop their enjoyment of, and interest in, chemistry.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs including Science BB, and Maths grade B, English Language grade C.


Practical work will be tested in the following skill areas:





These assessments will take place during ordinary practical sessions.

Future opportunities

A deeper study of Chemistry can provide students with a wide range of options for further

courses or careers, these include: Medicine, veterinary science, pharmacological sciences, engineering, accountancy, teaching, chemical/biochemical research, chemical product research and development, forensic science and nursing. Chemistry is essential for several of these courses at University.

Further information

This subject combines well with all natural sciences, e.g. Biology and Physics. Also, with Mathematics.

For further information please see Miss Robinson.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 104 Weeks