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Chemistry AS

  • Course Level: AS Level
  • Duration: 2 Year
  • Qualification: AS
  • Awarded By: EDEXCEL GCE

Introduction to course

2 years, assessed by exams and practicals

Study of chemistry gives you intriguing insights into the nature of matterand provides many opportunities to tackle challenging ideas and experience the satisfaction of solving problems. We have excellent laboratory facilities and equipment to enable you to become good at qualitative and quantittive analysis and you’ll learn to synthesise organic chemicals.

Course Details

Building upon GCSE Science, your understanding of quantitative and qualitative Chemistry, structures and patterns of reactions will be developed during the AS course, whilst in the second year more complicated areas of the subject will be considered.

You will also study aspects of Chemistry that are often in the media and which affect your life. We have excellent laboratory facilities and equipment which will enable you to become good at qualitative and quantitative analysis and you will learn to synthesise organic chemicals. Assessment is by written exams and internally assessed practicals. There is no coursework.

Entry Requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements you will need a B in Maths, at least one B grade in Science and a B in another relevant subject.

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This course combines well with

Chemistry combines well with the other Science subjects and Maths.

Course Progression

You will need Chemistry for medicine, veterinary and dentistry courses. Most biological, biochemical and environmental courses also require a sound knowledge of Chemistry. Chemistry is a very important subject for many other degree courses as it encompasses a wide range of skills as well as developing imaginative, logical and critical thinking.

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