Chemistry, A Level
A Level Chemistry offers a comprehensive exploration of the fascinating world of chemistry, providing you with a strong foundation for future studies and a rewarding career in the field. Chemistry helps us understand the world we live in. Throughout this course, you will delve into the fundamental principles and theories that underpin the study of matter, its composition, properties, and transformations. You will develop research, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
The course covers a wide range of topics, including atomic structure, chemical bonding, organic chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and equilibrium. You'll have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of these concepts through practical experiments, where you'll develop essential laboratory skills, data analysis techniques, and critical thinking abilities.
We provide state-of-the-art facilities to support your learning journey. Our well-equipped laboratories offer a safe and stimulating environment for conducting experiments, exploring chemical phenomena, and honing your practical skills. You'll have access to modern equipment and resources, ensuring a hands-on experience that reflects real-world applications of chemistry.
By studying chemistry with us, you'll become part of our Career Excellence Hub and benefit from additional opportunities to enhance your career prospects. We have established collaborations with renowned research institutions and industries, allowing you to engage in exciting research projects and gain valuable work experience in the field of chemistry.
Throughout the course, you'll have the chance to attend informative lectures, engage in group discussions, and participate in trips to research centres and industrial facilities. These experiences will provide you with valuable insights into the practical applications of chemistry and foster a deep appreciation for the impact of chemistry in various industries and everyday life.
In the first year of your course, you'll have the opportunity to follow a pathway that aligns with your career aspirations. Pathways include environment and social enterprise and will provide you with additional skills and experiences to enhance your career prospects.
Our experienced and dedicated teachers are passionate about chemistry and are committed to supporting your academic growth. They will guide you through the course, encourage critical thinking, and foster a collaborative learning environment where you can benefit from the diverse perspectives and experiences of your peers.
Our Tutor Learning Mentors will provide guidance and support to help you develop effective study strategies and excel in examinations. Whether you're considering further studies in chemistry, pursuing a career in research, or entering the chemical industry, we will assist you in making informed decisions and preparing for the next steps.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
You will study the principles of chemistry and how it relates to real life.
Practical sessions include the synthesis of common compounds such as aspirin.
Development of practical skills in chemistry
Foundations in chemistry
Periodic table and energy
Core organic chemistry
Physical chemistry and transition elements
Organic chemistry and analysis
This programme is part of a Sixth Form offer, learners typically choose three or four A Level subjects to study over a two-year period. Which A Levels you study can affect your choices at university and your future career. Take a look here at our other A Level programmes.
You will sit exams in your second year. You will also receive a pass or fail grade for skills developed in practical work.
You could apply for a science or engineering-based programme at university. Chemistry is also an essential requirement for subjects such as medicine, veterinary science, and dentistry.
You could also progress to University Centre Weston degrees such as:
Public and Environmental Health BSc (Hons)
Biological Laboratory Sciences FdSc
Environmental Health Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship
Degree Apprenticeship in a variety of engineering programmes
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English, and grade 6 or above in core and additional science and maths.
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