The evening A level chemistry course is primarily for mature students. 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. This course will demand 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.
The course is divided into topics, each containing different key concepts of chemistry. Once the key features of a topic have been developed, applications are considered. The delivery methods include lectures, laboratory work and group work, with regular homework being set which plays an important part of the learning process. A range of resources is available in the Learning Resource Centre and via the VLE. The science laboratories at Sheffield City College are well equipped. Emphasis throughout the course is on developing knowledge, competence and confidence in practical skills and problem solving.
The tutor has over 20 years of experience teaching A level chemistry.
OCR AS (HO32)/ A level Year 1 (H432) Modules
Module 1: Development of practical skills in chemistry
Grade B in GCSE Chemistry (or Grade B in GCSE Science and Grade B in GCSE Additional Science) (or equivalent) and Grade B in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) and Grade C in GSCE English (or equivalent). It is recommended that you speak to the course tutor before enrolling. Please contact 0114 260 2600 or click "Get in touch" at the top of the page.
You will find it helpful to revise GCSE Chemistry topics before joining the course.
Please bring pens, pencils, paper and a scientific calculator to each class. You are expected to obtain a recommended textbook, please see the OCR website for details.