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Course Details

Chemistry AS and A2

Locations and Attendance

Nantgarw
Full Time - To be arranged

This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.

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Course Duration : 03/09/2018 to 28/06/2019
Course Code : GEF305NL

Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study. Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.

Course Outline

A Level Chemistry combines theory with practical experience, encouraging imaginative critical and logical thinking for problem solving.

Chemistry is a key subject for many degree courses in science, such as medical, veterinary or dental sciences, biochemistry or chemistry. It requires analytical powers and academic rigour, and is a good foundation for careers in law, accountancy and economics where such qualities are valued.d.

Entry requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including Maths at grade C or above and Double Award Science at grade BB or above, or grade C in GCSE Chemistry (Higher Tier).

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.

What will I study?

The first year is the AS course and covers: Atomic Structure, Chemical Reactions, Bonding, Bonding & Structure, the Periodic Table, the Chemistry of Carbon & Basic Organic Chemistry as well as Chemical Energy.

In the second (A2) year you will learn more about: Organic Chemistry, Rates of Reaction, pH and Equilibrium, Chemical Energy and Entropy as well as Transition metals.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by two examinations in the AS and A2 years. Practical work is assessed by two tasks and carried out under controlled conditions, in the A2 year, and by specific practical activities in the AS year, that are assessed during the examination papers.

Career Opportunities and Progression

Many learners apply to and are offered places at university to study courses such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Dentistry and Medicine or even Engineering degrees. Learners may go into employment or move onto an apprenticeship.

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