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Chemistry A level at Friesland School

Course description

Why does ice float? What makes things coloured?  How do you make aspirin? Will we end up as ‘grey goo’ (and what is nanotechnology anyway)? What do smells look like? How does shampoo work? Studying Chemistry will allow you to answer these questions, by giving you an understanding of the

processes that lie at the heart of everyday life. 

You will gain a wide range of experimental experience and valuable transferable skills.  Chemical scientists are much sought after and can pursue careers in many exciting and varied fields of work. Examples range from environmental, forensic, marine or research chemist, to accountant, doctor, journalist, lawyer, science writer or vet!

Course content

This course follows the OCR A level Chemistry specification which provides a balanced and coherent study of chemistry. The course includes a substantial and varied amount of practical work.  Examples of experiments are making cold light, synthesising aspirin and investigating the properties of alcohols. Students are provided with a course handbook, and access to online textbook and resources via Kerboodle. The chemistry department also uses Google Classroom to share resources with students such as presentations, notes and worksheets. A dedicated weekly after school Chemistry Clinic is offered for students who want to get some support or do some extra work.

Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE Additional Science or GCSE Chemistry. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years