Chemistry A Level
Course OverviewStudying Chemistry can open doors that you didn’t even know existed. It is a highly respected A-level and combines theoretical understanding with practical and analytical skills. If you like to ask ‘why?’ Chemistry is for you. The food we eat, the air we breathe, the clothes we wear and the mobile phone in your pocket all depend on Chemistry. Chemistry holds the answer to our biggest global challenges. From stable food supplies to changes in the environment and delivery of essential medicines, a chemist will be at the heart of the solution.
Start DateMonday, September 6 2021
VenueSkelmersdale Campus, College Way, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LH
• Physical Chemistry; atomic structure, amount of substance, bonding, energetics, kinetics, chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier’s principle.
• Inorganic Chemistry; periodicity, Group 2 the alkaline earth metals, Group 7(17) the Halogens.
• Organic Chemistry; introduction to organic chemistry, alkanes, halogenoalkanes, alkenes, alcohols and organic analysis
• Physical Chemistry; thermodynamics, rate equations, the equilibrium constant, electrode potentials and electrochemical cells.
• Inorganic Chemistry; Period 3 elements and their oxides, transition metals, reactions of ions in aqueous solution.
• Organic Chemistry; optimal isomerism, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, aromatic chemistry, amines, polymers, amino acids, proteins and DNA, organic synthesis, NMR spectroscopy and chromatography.
Entry RequirementsStudents are required to achieve 5 GCSEs grade 5 and above
To study Chemistry students require
> Double Award GCSE Science Higher Tier grade 6,6 (or above)
> GCSE Chemistry grade 6 (or above)
> GCSE Maths grade 5 (or above)
> GCSE English grade 5 (or above)
Learning & Assessment MethodsContinuous assessment for learning takes place with a focus on helping you to identify areas of strength and opportunities to improve. From knowledge-based problems to analysis and practical skills, each area will be developed over the two-year course helping you to achieve your best. All will be examined at the end of 2 years in 3 exams with no coursework.
Qualifications GainedA Level Chemistry.
Progression OpportunitiesA Level Chemistry allows progression to many science degrees, many of which Chemistry is an essential entry requirement including for degrees in; Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
Career OpportunitiesA Level Chemistry can lead to a range of future careers including Academic researcher, Analytical Chemist, Biotechnologist, Chemical Engineer, Clinical scientist, Biochemistry, Forensic Scientist, Nanotechnologist, Pharmacologist Research Scientist (physical sciences), Scientific Laboratory Technician and Toxicologist.
If you are 16-18 years old you do not have to pay course tuition fees*.
If you need information on any financial support that may be available to you with fees or study costs on this course, please contact Learner Services (see contact details below) who can offer advice and assistance on accessing any financial support that may be available.
*exam and registration fees will be paid by the college subject to satisfactory attendance and course completion.
How To Apply
Please complete and return a college application form.
ONLINE APPLICATION HERE
Application forms can be obtained from Learner Services – contact details below.
Further Information: If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options please contact Learner Services:
West Lancashire College, Skelmersdale Campus, College Way, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LH.
By Phone: (01695) 52300.
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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