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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

You need five GCSE passes at grade C or above, including B in English Language (grade 5) and C in Mathematics (grade 4).

Grade B in Chemistry is required if you have studied Triple Sciences or grade B is required in both GCSE Core Science and GCSE Additional Science.

Course Content

The 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.

 

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

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.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

 

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Ryan Horsnall

Ryan Horsnall

First Response Finance sponsor BA Hons degree in Management and Leadership

Ryan was involved with First Response Finance as part of their work with Derby College's Employer and Skills Academy and applied for an apprenticeship.
The company is sponsoring Ryan to complete a BA Hons degree in Management and Leadership at Nottingham Trent University. He previously studies Maths, Business and Chemistry A levels at the Joseph Wright Centre. 
Ryan said "I have the best of both worlds – working in a paid job and then gaining a degree and it has made my studies so much easier as I can relate the university work to the work environment."
“I am currently working in a sales support role which I love and at the end of my degree I will see where I want my career to take me with the company.I get the opportunity to blend academic learning and work experience where I can convert my learning at University into real business situations.
First Response Finance have been involved in the Employer Skills Academies and has now teamed up with Derby College to launch the First Response Business and Finance Academy - offering students at Derby College the chance to follow in Ryan's footsteps.

www.FirstResponseFinance.co.uk


At Derby College I was taught a lot of skills such as target setting that has helped me be organised and realistic with work and learning.

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