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Chemistry A2 at Swinton Academy

Course description

The two year course covers a wide range of topics including molecular and atomic structure, kinetic theory, energy changes, electrochemistry, equilibrium, organic chemistry, metallic and non metallic elements. Much laboratory time is devoted to pursuing the subject as a practical science although there is a considerable amount of interesting theory work to be encountered too.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in Science and Maths

Assessment

Exam and coursework

Financial information

Nil

Future opportunities

Students obtaining ‘A’ Level Chemistry can go on to University to study to degree level and beyond. However, Chemistry is only one of the choices available at this level as there are many related subjects. Although Chemistry can be considered as a pure science, it is being studied increasingly as a prerequisite for more applied areas of science, e.g. Geology, Biochemistry, Home Economics, Biology and Veterinary Science. Any ‘A’ level in Chemistry is becoming a necessary qualification for many careers including Medicine, Dietetics and Pharmacy, whilst it still maintains its importance in disciplines such as Applied Chemistry (fuels, metallurgy, polymers etc) and Physical Science. Candidates will follow the AQA course. You could take this course with other advanced level courses, which overlap with Chemistry such as Biology, Applied Science, Physics, Geography, Geology or more general subjects that may not relate to the sciences, to prepare for higher education. With further training, you could go into a job related to Chemistry or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Pharmacist. The course will also help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Biology, Physics and Chemistry to prepare for higher education, BTEC Higher Nationals or NVQ Levels 3 and 4 in areas of science, medicine or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to science such as a Science Technician or Medical Researcher. The course will also help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across all industries are looking for. You could take this course with other advanced level courses, which overlap with Chemistry such as Biology, Applied Science, Physics, Geography, Geology or more general subjects that may not relate to the sciences, to prepare for higher education. With further training, you could go into a job related to Chemistry or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Pharmacist. The course will also help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Biology or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Chemistry, which could lead onto higher education in science related subjects or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Chemistry or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Pharmacist. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. You could take this course with other advanced level courses, which overlap with Chemistry such as Biology, Applied Science, Physics, Geography, Geology or more general subjects that may not relate to the sciences, to prepare for higher education. With further training, you could go into a job related to Chemistry or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Pharmacist. The course will also help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification go to http://www.swintonacademy.org/

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: 10 November 2017
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