A-Level Chemistry Course at Varndean College

 

HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?
CAREER PATHWAYS

Many students go on to degree courses in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicine and medically related subjects, Food Technology, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Law and Forensic Science.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Chemistry graduates earn around 30% more during their career due to these skills: Intellectual, Communication, Organisational, Interpersonal, Research, Numeracy, IT.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Why you would study Chemistry? Chemistry has worldwide impact. As a fundamental physical science it has a lasting effect on our planet and will be needed to help tackle the challenges society faces in changes to environment, food security and energy supply. Almost every new technological change and important discovery has its foundation in Chemistry.

Chemistry is the key to influencing life and making the world a better place in which to live. It provides the basis for medicine, agriculture, food technology, environmental science, forensic science and many other fields. Having a chemistry qualification is like having an open flight ticket to any destination in the world!

.YEAR 1
  • Atomic structure
  • Bonding
  • Periodic table
  • Mole theory
  • Organic chemistry
  • Energy and resources
  • Physical chemistry

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YEAR 2
  • Further organic chemistry
  • Polymers
  • Analysis
  • Equilibria
  • Rates (kinetics)
  • Energetics
  • Further mole theory
COURSE ESSENTIALS

COURSES AVAILABLE:


A Level

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:


Standard advanced course requirements plus
Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry and another Science GCSE
OR
Grade 6/6 in GCSE Combined Science
PLUS
Grade 6 in GCSE Maths
Students may also need to attend additional Maths support class, as required

HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED:


You will take three written exams at the end of two years study for A Level. Practical work is reported separately.

EXAMBOARD:


OCR

OTHER INFORMATION:


Opportunities exist to undertake project work at both local Universities and to take part in the Chemistry Olympiad and C3L6 exams and the Analytical competition. There are trips to conferences and lectures.

ENQUIRIES TO:


John Luton

“I love Chemistry and really wanted to study it at a higher level than GCSE. I also want to go on to study Chemical Engineering. The thing I have enjoyed the most is all the new things I have learnt and how my perspective on the subject has broadened.”
PETRA DEMJAN EX OATHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE