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Where can chemistry take me?

An excellent base for a university degree in healthcare such as medicine, pharmacy and den9stry as well as the biological sciences,

physics, mathema9cs, pharmacology and analy9cal chemistry. Chemistry is also taken by many law applicants as it shows you can

cope with difficult concepts. Chemistry can also complement a number of arts subjects. A range of career opportuni9es including

chemical, manufacturing and pharmaceu9cal industries and in areas such as forensics, environmental protec9on and healthcare.

The problem solving skills are useful for many other areas such as forensics, environmental protec9on and food science.

Chemistry

A LEVEL / OCR

Contact: Mr N Green

What do our students say?

“The course allows you to be independent

and allows you to do numerous cool

experiments! A must-do course for the

adventurous mad scientist!”

Assessment

Course Overview

Are you……wan9ng to be a doctor? Work in the chemical industry? Understand how chemistry can impact the environment?

A problem solver? Keen on experimental work?

If so, A Level chemistry will give you an exci9ng insight into the contemporary world of chemistry. It covers the key concepts

of chemistry and prac9cal skills are integrated throughout the course. This combina9on of academic challenge and prac9cal

focus makes the prospect of studying A Level chemistry 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. There are many opportuni9es to

build prac9cal skills through a range of experiments and inves9ga9ons married with theore9cal approaches which provides

an interes9ng and challenging experience to link key chemical ideas and understand how they relate to each other. You will

learn society makes decisions about scien9fic contribute to the success of the economy and society.

A Level

Assessment

% of course

Module 1- Development of practical skills in Chemistry

Module 2- Foundations in Chemistry

Module 3- Periodic Table and energy

Module 4 - Core Organic Chemistry

Module 5 -

Physical chemistry and the transition elements

Module 6 - Organic chemistry and analysis

Component 01 written paper; 100 marks;

2 hours and 15 minutes.

Component 02 written paper; 100 marks;

2 hours and 15 minutes.

Component 03 written paper; 75 marks;

1 hour and 30 minutes.

Component 04 non exam assessment

37%

37%

26%

General Entry Requirements plus

GCSE Combined Science: 5, 5 (6 desirable) or

GCSE Separate Sciences: Grade 5 in Chemistry (6 desirable),

and

grade 5 in

either

Biology

or

Physics plus

GCSE English 5 (6 desirable) plus

GCSE Maths 5, (6 desirable)