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Chemistry AS Chemistry builds on the concepts and applications that you will have studied at school and further develops your understanding of these and new topics. As with all AS science subjects there is a large practical component and you will be encouraged to develop your understanding through practical activities and through the use of IT. A level Chemistry can lead to careers in Forensics, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, as well as being desirable for many other courses - for example, Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Furthermore, Chemistry is an essential requirement for many Biology degrees. Specific requirements For the AS course you should have the normal college entry requirements. This should include either Double Award Science* at higher tier (grade B or above) or GCSE Chemistry (grade B or above), and GCSE Maths (higher tier, grade B or above). * This must be Core and Additional Science. Students who have taken Core and Applied Science will not be qualified to take this course and should consider one of the BTEC Applied Science courses instead. What will I study? AS Units Unit 1 - Foundation Chemistry Unit 2 - Chemistry in Action Unit 3 - Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Chemistry A2 Units Unit 4 - Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry Unit 5 - Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry Unit 6 - Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 Chemistry Assessment Students will have two written exams at AS and A2 level along with a formal practical assessment at both AS and A2 level. Where does it lead It is a desirable course for those wishing to go into Medicine or Dentistry. Past students have gone on to study a wide variety of university courses e.g. Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Forensic Science, and Chemical Engineering.

Chemistry AS Chemistry builds on the concepts and applications that you will have studied at school and further develops your understanding of these and new topics. As with all AS science subjects there is a large practical component and you will be encouraged to develop your understanding through practical activities and through the use of IT. A level Chemistry can lead to careers in Forensics,...

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