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A Level Chemistry

Alevel Chemistry

Course outline

Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, properties and change of the matter which makes up our world. You will study the world right down to its molecular and atomic structure, discovering more about the elements and compounds which surround us in our daily lives.

Cooking is chemistry. Everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical. Chemistry explains why detergent works better in hot water and how one pain killer will be better than another if you’ve got a headache. It enables you to understand the world around you on a deeper level.

Famous chemists include Nobel Prize winning Marie Curie who discovered Radium and Polonium, Louis Pasteur who created early vaccines for anthrax and rabies and Alfred Nobel who invented dynamite and went on to give his name to one of the most prestigious prizes in the world.

This course will give you a great theoretical base, but will also cover the practical application of chemistry in our everyday lives.

You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.

The Salters’ Chemistry course has a structure that gives focus to the applications and implications of chemistry: industry, materials, medicine, environment, and food. All topics are dealt with in a way that links them to how they affect our life. A range of learning styles are employed, including teaching, multimedia resources, textbook, workbooks, online assessment, independent study, and practical laboratory work.

Topics include:

  • General chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • and many more advanced topics in Year 2

How to apply for this course

Choose one of the options from the table below and hit "Apply". You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.

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Location Date

Location:

Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Date:

Start: 4th September 2019

A Level Programme (2 years)

Course code: C000450 / Q000525

Location:

Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Date:

Start: 4th September 2019

A Level Intensive Programme (1 year)

Course code: C000453 / Q000525

Qualification

A Level Chemistry

Duration

1 or 2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

2 year A Level Programme:

  • To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English at grade 4 (C) or above and Maths at grade 5 (C) or above
  • To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English at grade 4 (C) or above and Maths at grade 5 (C) or above
  • One of your GCSEs must be a Grade 6 (B) or above in GCSE Additional Science or Chemistry or Double/Triple Science

The following qualifications are NOT accepted:

  • GCSE Applied Science
  • GCSE Single Science
  • BTEC Science

1 year Intensive A Level Programme:

  • One full A Level at grade C or above
  • Five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths
  • One of your GCSEs must be a Grade 6 (B) or above in GCSE Additional Science or Chemistry or Double/Triple Science
  • Complete a successful interview

The following qualifications are NOT accepted:

  • GCSE Applied Science
  • GCSE Single Science
  • BTEC Science

Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at feadmissions@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.

Teaching & assessment

For the two-year A Level course, three exams at the end of the second year plus practical assessment throughout. For the one-year AS course, two exams without practical assessment.

Progression

You could progress to a related higher education course such as medicine, agriculture, materials technology, energy, pharmacy, physiotherapy or chemical biochemistry.

There are lots of careers open to you such as:

  • Dentist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Doctor
  • Forensic scientist
  • Biochemist
Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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