Chemistry AS/A Level

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Chemistry AS/A Level

West Nottinghamshire College
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Description

An A Level in Chemistry will help you to build and develop your knowledge of chemical principles through a combination of practical and theory-based work.

Description

Chemistry has a huge impact on our lives. From the development of new medicines and electronic gadgets to how we control levels of pollution or identify materials in outer space, the study of chemistry plays an important role in the modern world.

You will learn to:

Describe, explain and interpret phenomena and effects in terms of chemical principles and concepts

Carry out relevant calculations and interpret data

Assess the validity of chemical information, experiments, inferences and statements

Interpret, explain, evaluate and…

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An A Level in Chemistry will help you to build and develop your knowledge of chemical principles through a combination of practical and theory-based work.

Description

Chemistry has a huge impact on our lives. From the development of new medicines and electronic gadgets to how we control levels of pollution or identify materials in outer space, the study of chemistry plays an important role in the modern world.

You will learn to:

Describe, explain and interpret phenomena and effects in terms of chemical principles and concepts

Carry out relevant calculations and interpret data

Assess the validity of chemical information, experiments, inferences and statements

Interpret, explain, evaluate and communicate the results of your experimental and investigative activities

Identify any hazards in the chemicals to be used or made, or in the procedures to be followed.

How long is the course?

Both the AS and A2 take one year each.

How will I be assessed?

Examinations, and internal assessment of laboratory work.

Success rates

A2 pass rate 2012: 100%

What will I study?

An A Level in Chemistry will help you to build and develop your knowledge of chemical principles through a good mix of both practical and theory based work. Core areas will include linking atomic structure to the chemical and physical properties of materials, investigating factors which affect the rate and energy changes of a chemical reaction, and synthesising complex organic molecules from simple precursors.

There are 3 modules for AS Level and 3 for A Level.

What else can I do?

The A Level in Chemistry combines well with Biology, Maths and Physics.

What does the course lead to?

A Levels are an essential qualification for progression onto university or onto an academic career. These qualifications are also recognised by prospective employers.

What can I go on to study?

The Chemistry A Level can lead on to degree courses such as forensic science, veterinary science, medicine, chemical engineering or a degree related to the study of health. The skills and knowledge developed on this course can forge a career for you in fields such as pharmaceutical research, nursing, physiotherapy and veterinary medicine.

Other related courses at the college

  • Biology AS/A Level
  • Maths AS/A Level
  • Physics AS/A Level

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include BB in science, or BBC if doing triple science, with one of the Bs being in chemistry. A grade C in mathematics is also required.

How do I apply?

To apply, simply complete the A Levels online application form.

You don’t need to apply for each subject area you are interested in. Once we have received your application form we will invite you into college for an interview or audition where we will be able to discuss every aspect of the course you have chosen, as well as any alternatives you may be considering. You will also have the opportunity to visit the areas of the college used for your programme choice.

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