Chemistry

A Level

Chemistry is the study of the elements and their compounds and brings together important aspects of Physics and Biology.

Overview

Chemistry is the study of the elements and their compounds and brings together important aspects of Physics and Biology. Chemical principles underpin all biological systems and the physical environment in which we live, affecting everything from high performance materials to sustainable energy to the effectiveness of modern medicines.

Assessment:

Exam (100%)

Students must also produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their competence in a variety of practical tasks.

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements, plus grade B in GCSE Chemistry or BB in Core Science and Additional Science, plus grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and English. 

Exam board: Edexcel
Costs:

£35 per year for textbooks and exam paper booklets.

Programme leader:

John Lupton

Course structure

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Careers

There are many options for those seeking a career in Chemistry including toxicology, laboratory work, development chemistry, analysis, clinical pathology and more. Students may consider direct entry into employment or further training.

Higher education

A key course for students planning to continue on to university and pursue a career in areas such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, environmental science, chemical engineering, materials science or biotechnology. It also provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level.

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