Level: AS/A2 Level
Exam Board: Edexcel
Assessment: 80% Written Examination 20% Practical Assessment
Entry Requirements: 3 B grades in Core and Additional Science, and Mathematics, or B in Chemistry GCSE plus two B grades from Biology, Physics and Mathematics.
Overview of the Course
Chemistry is a key subject required for entrance to many Science courses at University, leading to a wide range of careers including Medicine, Dentistry, Forensic Science, Pharmacy, Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The course combines practical work with a sound theoretical approach. You will need to develop logical thinking, analysis of data and problem solving. Technological application is emphasised together with environmental issues.
What will you study?
In Year 12, you will study the following units:
The chemistry of different groups of elements
The chemistry of Carbon Compounds
Energy changes in reactions
In Year 13, you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of these themes.
Higher Education Pathways:
BSc (Hons) Degree in Chemistry, Forensic Science, Dental Technology, Paramedic Science, Medicine MBBS BSc.
Students are recommended to combine with Biology if pursuing a career in medicine or biomedical sciences. In all cases individual circumstances will be taken into consideration.
Dentist, Doctor, Pharmacist, Chemical Engineer, Forensic Scientist