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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

24+ Loan Amount: 2225.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Chemistry is an important and exciting subject which is widely accepted as an excellent foundation for the world of work and higher education. This A-level complements many other subjects and is invaluable for higher level qualifications in fields such as medicine and pharmacy.

Entry requirements

You need five GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics at grade 5.

Grade 6 in Chemistry is required if you have studied Triple Sciences or grade 6 is required in GCSE Combined Science.

Course Content

This A-level course involves the study of the following six modules and completion of a practical endorsement.

  1. Development of practical skills in chemistry
  2. Foundations in chemistry
  3. Periodic table and energy
  4. Core organic chemistry
  5. Physical chemistry
  6. Organic chemistry and analysis

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via three written papers at the end of the second year. Two of the three exams will be 2 hours 15 minutes, the other 1.5 hours. Your practical skills will be assessed in the written papers and through the practical endorsement.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

You can consider taking your study ambitions to the next level with a higher education course, choosing from a wide range of science-related degrees.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Abbey Sisson

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As a teenager Royal Derby Hospital audiologist Abbey Sisson wanted to find “something different” after her GCSEs.
She had achieved As to Cs but was unsure about taking A levels because she wasn’t a natural at exams. She wanted to find a different direction and, on a whim, popped into an open day at Broomfield Hall.  
Abbey liked what she found – she made friends immediately – and was impressed by the Level 3 Public Services Uniformed Extended Diploma. It offered coursework modules, the equivalent of three A levels and “loads of opportunities” which helped her CV for job applications.
Abbey passed with a distinction and almost immediately after College landed a job as an emergency department assistant at the Royal Derby Hospital. Finding no clear career path there, she applied internally and went on to work in audiology as an assistant.
While there, she devoted her spare time, doing work placement on her days off, to achieve a foundation degree and a first-class BSc Healthcare Science Audiology degree at Aston University. Now a qualified audiologist at the Royal Derby, Abbey said her time at College helped her into the workplace.    

I was keen to do something different, and it really was different – it was amazing. I don’t think I would ever have had so many opportunities if I’d gone into the sixth form.  We volunteered in schools, doing sports leadership, as well as stewarding for events too. We had loads of opportunities. Because of the course, when I came to apply for jobs, I had a lot to say.

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