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Chemistry

What is Chemistry?

Chemistry is highly important for the manufacture of so many products and this course will give you an exciting insight into this contemporary world. At Newman, you’ll develop a strong understanding of the key concepts of chemistry, whilst also utilising your practical skills. This combination of academic challenge and practical focus makes the prospect of studying A Level Chemistry highly appealing. Challenges facing society today can often be overcome with the work of chemists. Chemistry helps us to live more sustainably, contributing towards the development of renewable and low carbon energy sources. Synthesis of organic molecules can help us to develop pharmaceuticals and improve human health.

What Will You Study?

At Newman, you’ll be able to develop your interests in Chemistry. You will cover the core areas of Chemistry, including developing your practical skills, the foundations of Chemistry, the periodic table and energy, core organic chemistry, physical chemistry, as well as organic chemistry and analysis.

Throughout the course, you will be able to develop knowledge, competence and confidence in practical skills and problem solving. You will learn how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

What Next?

Student success in the Chemistry Department at Cardinal Newman is excellent. This course can act as a route for some fantastic career opportunities in the areas of Science, Medicine and Engineering. In addition to studying a Chemistry degree, Chemistry A Level allows you to progress onto university to study courses such as Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Chemical Engineering, Forensic Science and Environmental Science to name a few.

Exam Board

OCR

Entry Requirements

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 6 in GCSE Maths and at least a 6 in both GCSE Core and Additional Science, or a 6 in GCSE Chemistry and one other GCSE Science.

Course Type

A Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Maths, Biology, Physics

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