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Chemistry A-level

This is an excellent course if you are looking to study Science at University including Medicine, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics and Biology. You will enjoy this course if you have a strong Maths background and enjoy learning about how everyday substances around us are made and behave. You will also develop essential skills in numeracy, logical thinking and practical experimentation. You will need at least a B grade in Science GCSEs and a B grade in Maths GCSE to study this course.

What do I learn?
You will be following OCR specification A
First Year of A level/ AS level
• Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry
• Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry
• Module 3 – Periodic table and energy
• Module 4 – Core organic chemistry
Second Year - full A level
• Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry
• Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry
• Module 3 – Periodic table and energy
• Module 4 – Core organic chemistry
• Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements
• Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis
What do I gain?
You will develop the skills necessary for further academic study, such as strong report writing, essay writing and study skills, including presentation skills.

You will also improve the wider skills vital for success in further study or employment, including self-confidence, speaking in front of others, working with others, taking responsibility and managing your time. By the end of the course you will have benefited from individual support, including clear advice about Higher Education and careers.
What do I need?
6 x C grades at GCSE including English and Maths. There are subject specific criteria for some subjects, for this subject you will need GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Double Science grade AB or Triple Science ABB and GCSE Maths grade B.
What do I gain?
With 3 A Levels the possibilities are endless. You can progress to Higher Education to study a variety of different subjects at degree level. A Levels also offer a high standard of education which many employers require as part of their entry criteria onto training programmes. With an A level in Chemistry you can progress to Higher Education to study a range of courses at university including Medicine, Veterinary Science, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Science. You could also find employment in a laboratory.
What else do I need to know?
Formal assessment is through examinations and (in some subjects) through coursework. The examination periods are in May/June. There will be a range of regular assignments, essays and class based assessments to help you develop your study skills for the next educational step. Individual learning targets are set each term and you will receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets.

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OXASA07D0 Full-time Oxford City Centre


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Start Date :

Monday 04 September 2017

End Date :

Friday 15 June 2018
2 Years 16 to 18 EU tuition fee:£‎0.00
19 to 23 Concession EU tuition fee:£‎0.00
24+ Loan EU tuition fee:£‎811.00

Please note – Fees may be subject to change

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