This one year evening A Level Chemistry course is primarily for mature students who have achieved qualifications at A Level or above and have plenty of time for study. The specification studied is OCR A Level Chemistry A. This course demands an enthusiasm for chemistry, a commitment to work hard and an ability to work independently and take responsibility for your own progress, but the effort is rewarded by a well-regarded qualification. Practical work is an important aspect of the course. A significant part of the written A Level exams is indirect assessment of practical skills. Practical skills are also assessed directly for the separate Practical Endorsement. A pass in the Practical Endorsement is an entry requirement for many university courses. *Although A Levels are usually studied over 2 years, it is possible to complete this A Level in 1 year if you have appropriate experience, study time and circumstances.*
Chemistry is the study of the elements and their compounds. It is a basic science, key to understanding the world we live in and a practical science with an enormous number and variety of important applications.
OCR A Level in Chemistry A (H432)
Exams and Practical Endorsement (see Key Units for full details).
Students who have studied A Level Chemistry at The Sheffield College have gone to university (locally and nationally) to study many different subjects, including:
Chemistry is a well-respected subject and is suitable for entry into a wide range of professions. With a qualification in Chemistry you could go on to Higher Education, studying Chemistry or other sciences or related subjects, or work in science-based industry such as chemical engineering, materials science or biotechnology. It is essential for the medical field, pharmacy and environmental science.
You are expected to obtain at least one of the recommended textbooks. The following books are endorsed by OCR for use with the specification: