Chemistry - AS

L3 Level 3
Part Time
1 September 2020 — 18 June 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The aims of this AS Chemistry qualification are to encourage students to:

  • Develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for Chemistry, including developing an interest in further study and careers in Chemistry
  • Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society
  • Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Chemistry and how they relate to each other

What you will study

The course covers two units:

UNIT CH1 – Controlling and Using Chemical Changes (in order to make things, produce energy and solve environmental problems).

This unit begins with some important fundamental ideas about atoms and the use of the mole concept in calculations. 

Three key principles governing chemical change are then studied:

  • The position of equilibrium between reactants and products
  • The energy changes associated with a chemical reaction
  • The rate at which reactions take place

These principles are then applied to some important problems in the fields of chemical synthesis, obtaining energy and the maintenance of the environment.

UNIT CH2 - Properties, Structure and Bonding

This unit looks at:

  • Chemical bonding
  • Forces between molecules
  • Shapes of molecules
  • Solubility of compounds in water
  • The Periodic Table
  • Trends in properties of the elements
  • Organic compounds and their reactions

Course fee per year

Exam Fee: £60.00

Course Fee: £460.00

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including Grade B or above in GCSE Maths, Grades BC or above in Double Science (or Grade C or above in GCSE Chemistry Higher) and GCSE English. Mature learners without these qualifications may be accepted after an in

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

1 September 2020

End date

18 June 2021

Time of day

Night Time

Part Time

3 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

ASCC3E18
L3

Qualification

WJEC Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry

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