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A-Level

Chemistry

Chemistry open up a huge range of opportunities in careers

Duration

2 Years

Level

Level 3

Career Sector

Health, Care & Medical

Available At

Palmer's Seevic

Start Date

September

Course overview

A-Level Chemistry opens up a huge range of opportunities in careers such as Chemical Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Clinical Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Research and Medicine. Preferably taken alongside another science subject, this course is ideal if you enjoy and excel at maths and science.

Entry requirements

Average point score* of 4.5 or above, calculated from all GCSE subjects. Your point score MUST include at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above - including English Language or Maths.

  • If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa.
    Grade B/6 or above in at least two Science
    GCSEs (not equivalents).
    Grade B/6 or above in GCSE Maths.
    Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language.

What will I study?

The course will broaden your horizons and see you gain a broader understanding of the world around you from a molecular perspective such as materials and physical phenomena, and chemistry of living things. The course covers the full range of organic, inorganic and physical aspects of Chemistry. You will have opportunities to develop a combination of independent and co-operative strategies in your learning and practical tasks, as well as your enquiry and problem-solving skills.

What could I do next?

Chemistry is an excellent basis for progression to a science degree programme. It provides a wide range of career opportunities, including: Medical Science, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacology and Research. There are also an increasing number of Higher and Degree Apprenticeship opportunities in sectors such as Chemical Engineering. Former students have gone to the Royal Veterinary College, PhD in Chemistry at Oxford and a Higher Apprenticeship with Rolls Royce.

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