Chemistry A Level at Warrington & Vale Royal College
If you are interested in pursuing a career within the science industry or medical career then this course is suited for you.
Chemistry is the study of how the elements and their compounds behave and how chemical principles underpin our understanding of the physical and biological environment. The A Level course builds upon the GCSE content you will have studied and includes topics like atomic structure, chemical bonding and the periodic table, organic chemistry, transition metals, energy changes and rates of reaction. The course will include practical work which will help in your wider understanding.
The minimum requirement for progression onto an A Level pathway is at least five grade 5s at GCSE, including English.
We would expect students looking to study a chemistry A Level to have a grade 5 or above in GCSE chemistry or combined science, and grade 5 in maths.
We will look at each application individually and flexibly and will discuss your choice of courses.
This is an academic course following a two year linear A Level, with terminal exams.
You can progress onto further study at university, gain an apprenticeship or go into employment.
Career options you might consider are;
- Chemical engineer
- Forensic scientist
- Medicine and associated careers
- University lecturer.
Will I complete work placements?
You will have the opportunity to undertake an appropriate work experience or internship. This will give you a real understanding of the world of work or career you are considering and will undoubtedly give you a competitive edge in any application or interviews. This will take place for most students in a block placement in June/July of Year 12.Are trips and residentials organised during the course?
Trips and/or enrichment activities will take place on a Wednesday each week.Are there any links with industry?
We have extensive links with employers, local industries and universities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warrington & Vale Royal College directly.