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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. 

 

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

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.

 

How I'll 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

 

How I'll be assessed

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.

 

Entry Requirements

All A-level students must have six C grades in academic subjects at GCSE, including English and maths, at grade 5 (or equivalent), excluding PE, dance, IT i.e. subjects with a large practical component.

You will also need GCSE English language grade 5 and GCSE double science grade AB or triple science ABB and GCSE maths grade 7.

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.)

Printed application forms are also available on request by calling us on 0800 612 6008 or visiting us at one of our college Advice Centres.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.