WJEC AS Level Chemistry Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
A Levels

Level

Level
3

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time
Location

Location
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
07 September 2022

Duration

Duration
1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include grade B in Chemistry or grade BB in Double Award Science plus a grade B in Maths. GCSE Numeracy at grade B is also required.

In a nutshell

The WJEC A Level in Chemistry provides a broad, coherent and worthwhile course of study. Studying this A Level in Chemistry encourages learners to develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other, as well as develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods.

This course is for you if...

...you're interested in following the Medical pathway or the Maths, Physics or Computer Science Pathway

...you’re curious about Chemistry

...you enjoy learning about Science

 

What will I be doing?

Year 1 – AS

  • Unit 1: The Language of Chemistry, Structure of Matter and Simple Reactions.
    Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes (80 marks)
  • Unit 2: Energy, Rate and Chemistry of Carbon Compounds.
    Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes (80 marks)

Year 2 - A2

  • Unit 3: Physical and Inorganic Chemistry.
    Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes (80 marks)
  • Unit 4: Organic Chemistry and Analysis.
    Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes (80 marks)
  • Unit 5 Practical (60 marks)

This course consists of two units in the first year with compulsory practical tasks that are examined in two theory papers. In the second year, there are a further three units, which are examined in two theory papers, and compulsory practical tasks which are examined in a practical examination. Upon completion, you’ll achieve:

A wide variety of medical preparation courses are held to support Health and Medicine Pathway students at Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone as follows:
 
  • Trip to the Royal Gwent Hospital for masterclasses and lectures from a range of medics at various stages in their career
  • Support with organising local work experience healthcare placements
  • Advice and guidance from our medical mentor, Professor Paul Edwards
  • Medical mentoring program with Cardiff University. This is a unique programme to Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone where learners are assigned an individual mentor (a current undergraduate medic) who offers help and advice with the application process. Online conferences and work experience opportunities are also available through this program.
  • Interview preparation from WAAMS and Dr Sue Emerson, Cardiff School of Medicine.
  • Inhouse mock interviews and support with medical personal statements delivered by Dr Kate Hanford and Steph Werret, Seren Coordinator.
 

What is expected of me?

To enter this course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include grade B in Chemistry or grade BB in Double Award Science plus a grade B in Maths. GCSE Numeracy at grade B is also required.

What comes next?

These include not only the obvious Chemistry and Biochemistry courses, but also Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science, Food Sciences, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Forensic Science and Environmental Science.

Additional information

Advisory note: we recommend that AS level Chemistry is studied along with another Science at AS level (in accordance with WJEC guidance).

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Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 07 September 2022

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