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A Level Chemistry will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of chemistry. It covers a range of different contexts, conveying the excitement of modern chemistry.
This combination of academic challenge, relevant context and practical focus makes the prospect of studying A level Chemistry B highly appealing.
You will learn about chemistry in a range of different contexts and the impact it has on industry and many aspects of everyday life. You will learn to investigate and solve problems in a range of contexts.
- Wanting to be a doctor? A veterinarian? A dentist? A nurse? A pharmacist?
- Wanting to work in the chemical industry?
- Wanting to understand how chemistry can impact the environment?
- Interested in the world around you?
- A problem solver?
- Keenly interested in science?
- Keen on practical work?
- Studying other science A Levels or maths?
Studying chemistry is either essential at A level or forms an excellent companion to other A-levels
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
An interesting and challenging experience to link key chemical ideas and understand how they relate to each other. • The development of transferable skills including investigating, problem solving, research, decision-making, mathematical skills and analytical skills.
- Opens up a range of possibilities for further study and careers associated with the subject.
- Chemistry is also taken by many law applicants as it shows you can cope with difficult concepts.
A range of career opportunities including chemical, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries and in areas such as forensics, environmental protection and healthcare. The problem solving skills are useful for many other areas, too, such as law and finance.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
- Total of 6 hours of examinations (2 x 2 hours 15 minutes and 1 x 1 hour 30 minutes) taken at the end of the course. • A wide range of question types including multiple choice, short answer and extended response questions.
- Opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of both theory and practical skills through the examinations.
To get onto the course we recommend that you have achieved two B grades or better in core and additional science or, if you have taken triple science, a B in the science subject you wish to study and a B or better in one of the other two sciences. In addition, having a grade 6 or better in maths would be highly desirable.
What type of student is this course suitable for?
If you have an interest in chemistry and would like to develop your understanding then this course is designed for you. You will need to be organised & self-motivated with a sound scientific knowledge and independent learning skills.
Where could this course take you?
A level Chemistry is well respected by all universities. It helps you improve many skills, such as research and independence, that will help you in the future, whatever career you might be looking to go into even if it is not chemistry based.