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A Level Chemistry at Villiers High School

Course description

Chemistry is the central science. Chemical principles underpin the physical environment in which we live. As well as being an academic subject in its own right, it is a pre-requisite for many other courses in higher education, such as medicine and biological and environmental sciences. It is a logical subject much valued by professions outside of science, such as law, accountancy and politics. The course offers the pupil the oppurtunity to combine academy study with the acquisition of practical and manipulative skills. It is expected that pupils embarking on the course will read around the subject, be curious and be prepared to challenge the ideas and facts they encounter. Chemistry is an experimental science. Considerable emphasis is placed on learning through practical work in the laboratories, as well as through the use of the department's considerable ICT facilities. Pupils who embark on a Sixth Form Chemistry course will have extensive use of the department's computer simulation programmes, the molecular modelling packages, data-logging and computing facilities for data-gathering, retrieval and manipulation. A wide range of specialist laboratory equipment is also used. Pupils will also have the opportunity to visit industrial, educational and research establishments in order to see and use more advanced experimental facilities and resources. Visiting speakers regularly address Sixth Form pupils on matters of scientific interest.

Entry requirements

5 A* to C GCSEs

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years