What is A level Chemistry?
Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, and how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances. It also involves the study of how these substances interact with energy.
Why study this course?
You will develop your skills in problem solving, analysis and develop the ability to understand and analyse complex data and abstract concepts. You will develop a vast range of skills that are transferable to further study and employment.
What can you expect from A level Chemistry?
Expect a challenging but rewarding subject that will build upon the work covered at GCSE to give you a wider, more detailed knowledge of chemistry. Chemistry is a subject with significant practical and experimental content; you will complete regular laboratory work throughout the course.
How is the course assessed?
You will complete three examinations at the end of the two-year course. These examinations provide your final grade. The practical experiments that you will complete throughout the course will contribute to a practical skills certificate.
Who is this course for?
If you have an interest in science and a desire to develop a greater understanding of how physical sciences shape the world around us then chemistry may be the subject for you.
5 GCSEs at grades 4 – 9, across four separate subjects, to include GCSE mathematics and/or English/English language. In addition, a grade 6-6 or above is required in combined science on the higher tier or a 6 in chemistry. Also, a grade 5 is required in GCSE mathematics.
"Studying A level chemistry at RSFC has been a challenging but rewarding experience; with the fourth floor always providing a supportive work environment. The chemistry department does so much to help students succeed, by providing engaging lessons and ensuring students are always pushed to the best of their abilities!"
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