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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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Yikai Shen

Yikai Shen

Aiming for a career in financial services

Aiming for a career in financial services, Yikai Shen chose to study A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Business at Derby College before continuing his education at Imperial College, London.

A British education is recognised throughout the world as the best. My biggest challenge at College was obviously the language but I worked hard and gained a lot of support from tutors at the College.

Derby is a very nice city and I settled in well. I made a lot of good friends and everyone was very welcoming
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