Riverside College Halton

AS/A Level Chemistry

Riverside College Halton
In Widnes

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Typology A Level
Location Widnes
  • A Level
  • Widnes
Description

Chemistry is all around us and is vital to every aspect of modern life. This course will give you the basic tools to understand what things are made of and how they interact together. You will study physical chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry and conduct a number of practical experiments. An understanding of Chemistry is vital to many students of Science at University.
Suitable for: This course is designed for students who have a curiosity to explore and understand the world around them. Chemistry is an essential choice for potential medics, dentists, vets and pharmacists. It is also recommended for students wishing to study Biology and Biomedical Science at University.

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Government funding available

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Widnes
Cronton Lane, WA8 5WA, Cheshire, England
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Location
Widnes
Cronton Lane, WA8 5WA, Cheshire, England
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· Requirements

Students must have a minimum of 5 A-C individual GCSE subject passes, including a minimum of 2 grade Bs one of which must be Double Award Science or Single Award (Chemistry) and a C in Maths.

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Course programme


Chemistry AS/A Level

Who is the course for?
This course is designed for students who have a curiosity to explore and understand the world around them. Chemistry is an essential choice for potential medics, dentists, vets and pharmacists. It is also recommended for students wishing to study Biology and Biomedical Science at University.

What is the course about?
Chemistry is all around us and is vital to every aspect of modern life. This course will give you the basic tools to understand what things are made of and how they interact together. You will study physical chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry and conduct a number of practical experiments. An understanding of Chemistry is vital to many students of Science at University.

Will I need anything else?
Students have the opportunity to purchase their own lab coat and safety glasses.

How long & often do I attend?
Full time, four hours and thirty minutes per week for two years. Students also receive the opportunity of one hour of additional study time per week.

How will I be assessed?
The course is divided into six modules. You will take exams in modules one and two in the first year and modules four and five in the second year. Practical work is internally assessed as an ISA and is worth 15% of the overall marks. Students sit practical unit 3 for AS and practical unit 6 for A level. During term time you will be given assignments to complete and a weekly homework.You will be given a test at the end of each section of work.

What opportunities will this lead to?
You could progress onto a degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Pharmacy, Bio-Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Chemical Engineering or Veterinary Science. You could enter employment as a laboratory technician.

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