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Chemistry A-Level

What is Chemistry?

A Level Chemistry will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of chemistry. It covers the key concepts of chemistry, and practical skills are integrated throughout the course. The emphasis throughout the course is on developing 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.

Challenges facing society today can often be overcome with the work of chemists. Chemistry helps us to live more sustainably, contributing to the development of renewable and low carbon energy sources. Synthesis of organic molecules can help us to develop pharmaceuticals and improve human health in a changing world.

What Will You Study on the Chemistry A-Level course?

Your first module will consist of developing your practical skills including applying an investigative approach when using instruments and equipment; Working safely, Making and recording observations, Researching, referencing and reporting.

You will also look at five other modules, spanning a variety of topics including; the Foundations in Chemistry, The Periodic Table and Energy, Core Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements and Organic Chemistry and Analysis.

What Next?

Studying A Level Chemistry is a route to 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. The analytical, mathematical, investigative, research, decision making and problem-solving skills developed by studying Chemistry are highly transferable skills and sought by a range of employers..

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Entry Requirements

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 6 in two Sciences and a 5 in Maths.

Course Type

A Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Maths, Biology, Physics

Did you know?

Although oxygen gas is colourless, the liquid and solid forms of oxygen are blue.


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