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Throughout this course you will discover the importance of research and experimentation in chemistry whilst working in our well-equipped laboratories, with fully qualified chemists who have industrial experience to support their teaching. You will be following the OCR Chemistry A qualification, where in Year 1 the focus is on the study of the foundations in chemistry, the periodic table, energy and core organic chemistry.

In Year 2, you will develop your knowledge and understanding further in relation to physical chemistry, the transition elements, organic chemistry and analytical techniques. Throughout the course, your practical skills will be developed to enable you to achieve the practical endorsement element of the qualification and to enable you to tackle questions in the final exams which have a practical base (around 15%).

There are a whole host of degrees and jobs that you could do with Chemistry as one of your A Level qualifications, such as: medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, forensic science, applied chemistry and chemical engineering. South Devon College offers foundation degrees in Biosciences, Marine Science, and Animal Science, all of which would be suitable progression routes upon the completion of your studies.

Please see the specific entry requirements for A Levels at South Devon College: 6 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including English and maths. Of these, at least two passes must be at grade 6 or above. Individual subjects may specify which GCSEs are required at grade 6.

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"I relocated to South Devon and chose this course after researching marine and environmental courses in the area - the course content sounded fantastic. The support from the lecturers and tutors has been second to none they are always willing to go above and beyond to help." Katie Walters

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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