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A Level

Entry requirements:    

Five GCSEs including Maths & English Language: a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 4 and two GCSEs at Grade 5.

Additional entry requirements:    

Grade 6 in Maths and either Grade 6 in Chemistry and two Grade 5s in Biology and Physics or two Grade 6s in Combined Science

What is it?    

The knowledge that underpins our understanding of medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and pharmaceuticals. Ideal to study alongside other sciences for the broadest possible knowledge base.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

Chemistry students take part in the Chemistry Olympiad, a national skills competition, and many have returned having won medals. The Science department has recently had a large injection of funding so facilities are now even more cutting edge, and some equipment such as the Infra-Red Spectrometer can only be used at the College or at university and is not available in other schools. 

What will I study?    

Six modules including: Development of practical skills in Chemistry; Periodic table & energy; Core organic chemistry; Physical chemistry & transition elements; Organic chemistry & analysis.

How will I be assessed?    

Exams at the end of Year 2 & a practical endorsement. 20% of exam marks available are based on mathematical assessment in the context of Chemistry.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

A deep understanding of what the world around us is made of and practical skills that are invaluable transferrable skills. Chemistry is vital for entry to a wide range of careers.

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