Chemistry A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College
You might aspire to discover a new life-saving drug or help solve an environmental problem. You will be interested in the scientific method, the molecular structure and behaviour of materials, their interactions and the ways chemicals are used in industry.
Many students of chemistry go on to scientific degrees and to a broad range of careers, from medicine, pharmacy and veterinary science to finance, law, the media, engineering, forensic science and art restoration. Chemistry opens many doors.
In chemistry you will develop a range of skills through a variety of learning experiences and be encouraged to ask questions of yourself. The course covers the chemicals important for life and medicine, fuels, chemistry of the sea and, atmosphere, polymers and modern materials and some industrial processes.
Concepts are introduced within a relevant context and aim to convey the excitement of contemporary chemistry by focusing on the ways in which chemistry is used and the work that chemists do. You will be taught through a mixture of practical and theoretical work.
Grade C or better in GCSE Maths and either: grade A* or A in GCSE English, plus at least 3 other C grades or better at GCSE or: grade B in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.2 or better from at least 5 GCSEs or: grade C in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.5 or better from at least 5 GCSEs.
To study chemistry at this level you need to have a grade B or better in GCSE Chemistry or grade B or better in GCSE Additional Science, having studied for the higher tier papers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.