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Chemistry (A-level)

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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: A Levels
School Leaver - Academic
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/chemistry-a-level
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Course Information for Students

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.

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 5.

In addition, you should have GCSE Combined Science at grade 6,6 or above.  If you have taken Triple Science, then Chemistry must be at grade 6, with the other two sciences at grade 4.

A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.

It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study.

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

This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.

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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.

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.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Chemical Scientists

£31502

Chemical Scientists

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:50 pm