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Course Requirements: 

At least five GCSE grades 9 to 6, including at least a grade 6 in chemistry or 6-6 in combined science and grade 6 in mathematics.

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Why study this course?

Chemistry is everywhere in the world around you. It is the study of matter and energy and the interaction between them. If you are interested how chemicals are made and analysed and how to extract elements from Earth’s crust, then chemistry is for you.

What will I study?

ou will study the structure of atoms, molecules and elements, how they interact with each other and how to measure reactions. The units taught are: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry.

How is this course assessed?

Three, equally weighted, 2 hour exams and required practicals.

What can I study with this course?

Because of its emphasis on critical thinking, analysis and mathematical skills, chemistry sits well with most other A levels. Many students study it with mathematics and the other sciences whilst others use it to balance out with arts or humanities subjects to give a more rounded portfolio of qualifications at level 3.

Where does this qualification lead?

For most science careers including medicine, dentistry and veterinary science, chemistry is essential. All sports science careers benefit from a knowledge of chemistry as well as careers in all levels of education and research. Science degrees are highly valued in all professions and chemistry trained professionals can be found in careers as diverse as banking and film directing.

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