Chemistry

Summary

This two-year Chemistry course focuses on the properties and interactions of the substances that form the building blocks of matter. Everything around you involves chemistry in some form or another. Chemistry is at the forefront of innovation in so many fields, not least medicine, engineering, and the environment.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, doctor, nurse, dentist, pharmacist, vet, geologist, food scientist, forensic scientist and environmental scientist.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Geology, Food Science, Forensic Science, Environmental Science.

Topics you'll cover

YEAR ONE:

  • Practical skill development
  • Foundations in chemistry
  • Periodic table and energy
  • Introduction to organic chemistry.

YEAR TWO:

  • Physical chemistry and transition elements
  • Further organic chemistry and analysis.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Three written exams.
  • There is also a non-examined assessment of practical skills, which results in a Practical Endorsement
  • Exam board: OCR
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at 5 or above, including Maths and Science (Chemistry or double award) at grade 6 and English Language at grade 5.

Additional information

FEES:

There is a nominal charge of £25 per year to cover the cost of materials, equipment, and a revision guide.

If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. A copy of the course payment breakdown can also be found here: course payment breakdown.