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Chemistry – A Level

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About the course

Develop your understanding of chemical concepts and the world around us in this comprehensive study of chemistry. You’ll explore a wide range of topics in physical, inorganic and organic chemistry, from examining substance composition to studying atomic structure. You’ll also hone your investigative skills with practical laboratory work, examining chemical reactions, substances and properties through experimentation. This is an ideal qualification for those looking to progress to university or employment in a variety of areas, particularly those seeking to follow STEM pathways.

Topics and units

Units/Topics:
– Atomic Structure
– Amounts
– Bonding
– Energetics
– Kinetics
– Equilibria
– Redox reactions
– Alkanes
– Haloalkanes
– Organic analysis
– Thermodynamics
– Rate equation
Year 2:
– Eqyukubruyn Kp
– Electrochem
– Acids and bases
– Oxides
– Transition metals
– Recation to ions
– Optical isomerism
– Aldehyrdes and keytones
– Carboxylic acids
– Aromatics
– Amino acids and DNA
– NMR chromatography
– Organic synthasis

Work placement opportunities:
Procter & Gamble, Black Rock, CERN, GlaxoSmithKline

Careers and progression

Progressing to: BA/BSc degree with honours, degree apprenticeship, graduate diploma
Aspirational careers: Chemical scientist, pharmacologist, research scientist – average salary up to £41,000

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 with 2 GCSEs in science, both at grade 6, maths grade 6 and English language grade 4

What to do next

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Type

Full Time

Duration

2 Year

Campus

Haybridge Road, Telford

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Open event
19 June 2024
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24 June 2024
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25 June 2024
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