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
Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
05 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:

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).

CFAS0109A1
Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

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