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Chemistry - (AS/A2)

Holderness Academy and Sixth Form College

Station Road, Preston, HU12 8UZ

GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Level 3
Science and Mathematics

Course Summary

The importance of Chemistry stems also from its central position among the basic sciences: on the one hand it is linked with physics through physical chemistry, and on the other with biology through biochemistry.

It plays an important part in the development of such sciences as geology and physiology; it underlines many branches of technology such as metallurgy and materials science, fuel technology, textile technology and particularly chemical engineering and the harnessing of nuclear energy.

Chemistry also enters into every manufacturing industry as well as medicine and agriculture for these are all concerned with the properties and changes of chemical substances.

Course Details

What will I study?

Unit 1 - Foundation Chemistry

Unit 2 - Chemistry in Action

Unit 3 - Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Chemistry

Unit 4 - Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry

Unit 5 - Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry

Unit 6 - Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 Chemistry

Entry requirements

Specific requirements

For the AS course you should have either Double Award Science at higher tier (grade 6 or above) or GCSE Physics (grade 6 or above) and GCSE Biology or Chemistry (Grade 6 or above). You should also achieve a grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths and English.

Your next steps...

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.

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