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WJEC AS Level Chemistry Yr1 FT

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Course Outline

From the moment you are born, you are surrounded by chemistry – the air you breathe, the food you eat and the clothes you wear. Chemistry is the study of substances: what they are made of, how they interact with each other and the role they play in living things. From research in space to the depths of the oceans, chemistry helps you understand the world around you. Chemistry also forms the basis of other related subjects such as: • environmental chemistry – understanding and solving challenges such as climate change, pollution or waste management on a molecular level • materials chemistry – looking at the chemical structure of materials and using this knowledge to develop the materials of the future • chemical engineering – producing chemical products on an industrial scale • biological sciences – such as biochemistry, molecular biology and pharmacology (For the latest information check out the Royal Society of Chemistry’s chemistry careers website, A Future in Chemistry:

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grades A-C including at least a B grade in Mathematics (usually Higher Tier), BB in double award science or BBB triple science.

What will I learn?

You will study AS Chemistry in your first year. This is made up of two units: AS UNIT 1 THE LANGUAGE OF CHEMISTRY, STRUCTURE OF MATTER AND SIMPLE REACTIONS where you will learn about atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical calculations, bonding and reversible reactions. AS UNIT 2 ENERGY, RATE AND CHEMISTRY OF CARBON COMPOUNDS where you will learn about hydrocarbons/organic chemistry, thermochemistry and what effects the rate of a reaction.

Course Assessment

2 AS Exams (1.5 hours each

Career Progression

Chemistry A Level is an essential requirement for many career options. People who study chemistry can access a wide range of further education courses/job opportunities that include Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Physical Sciences and Geology.


04 September 2023 - 31 July 2024

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