Wakefield College

A Level Chemistry (57391)

Wakefield College
In Wakefield

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Typology Vocational qualification Level 3
Location Wakefield
Duration 2 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Vocational qualification Level 3
  • Wakefield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Chemistry is often termed the central science because of its important role in connecting many different fields and thus A level Chemistry is one of the most highly regarded subjects that you have the option of choosing. It is a subject well suited to able students with a keen interest in science as it contains a fascinating and highly challenging mix of topics that require and develop a variety of skills that are valued in many health-related and industrial sectors.

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Margaret Street, WF1 2DH, West Yorkshire, England
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Starts Different dates available
Margaret Street, WF1 2DH, West Yorkshire, England
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· What are the objectives of this course?

Careers are possible in a variety of fields: medicinal, biochemistry, forensics, analytical chemistry, patent law, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical, dentistry, environmental chemistry or in unrelated fields such as accountancy, finance and investment analysis, law, sales and marketing, consultancy.

· Who is it intended for?

This course is intended for full time students

· Requirements

5 GCSEs at A* to C or 9-4 including English at grade 4 (C) and Maths at 6 (B) or above. AND Core and Additional Science at grade B/B, or separate sciences at grade B/B/C, including grade B in Chemistry.

· Qualification

A Level Chemistry.

· What happens after requesting information?

The appropriate Course Information leaflet and Application form will be sent out to you shortly.


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What you'll learn on the course

Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Full Time
Chemistry Research
Inorganic Chemistry
A Level
Organic Chemistry

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Course programme

What you will Study The course consists of topics covering four of the main branches: organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry which you study over two years. The first year expands on base knowledge from GCSE level such as kinetics and bonding whilst introducing new concepts such as detailing the exact mechanisms of reactions that take place on the molecular level. The second year begins to look at the question of why reactions only happen under certain conditions by introducing thermodynamics, the properties of transition metals and further reactions involving many more organic functional groups. Chemistry at A level is a very concise science with a fair amount of mathematical content and is a large step up from GCSE as the emphasis is much more on understanding and being able to answer the question 'why?' rather than simple recall.

How you will Learn You will have 2 classes per week (3hr and 2hr session) to cover the theory with various activities taking place within that time such as practicals, lectures with regular Q&A, peer tutoring using white boards and quiz games. Throughout the course your level of attainment will be gauged by regular tests and homework assignments. Mock exams will take place at the halfway and pre-exam points to give an overall reflection of your progress as a whole whilst the main graded exams will be at the end of the course.

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(57391)Please contact Wakefield College on 01924 789111 for answers to any further questions you may have

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