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Chemistry A Level at Cardinal Newman College

Course description

This course will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of chemistry. It covers the key concepts and practical skills are integrated throughout the course. Emphasis is on developing knowledge, competence and confidence in practical skills and problem solving. You will learn how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

Chemistry helps us to live more sustainably, contributing towards the development of renewable and low carbon energy sources. Synthesis of organic molecules can help us to develop pharmaceuticals and improve human health in a changing world.

Course content

In the first year you will study Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry; Foundations in Chemistry; The Periodic Table and Energy; Core Organic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements; Organic Chemistry and Analysis.

Entry requirements

At least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE, including at least grade 6 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths and at least grade B in GCSE Core Science, plus at least grade B in GCSE Science (Additional), or grade B in GCSE Chemistry, plus at least grade B in another GCSE Science.


Exam: 100%

Future opportunities

Studying A Level Chemistry is a route for some fantastic career opportunities in the areas of Science, Medicine and Engineering. Chemistry A Level allows you to progress on to university to study Higher Education courses such as Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Chemical Engineering, Forensic Science and Environmental Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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