Qualification: A Level
Chemistry is known as the “central science” because it helps to connect physical sciences, like maths and physics, with applied sciences, like biology, medicine and engineering. Chemistry helps you to develop research, problem solving and analytical skills. It helps to you challenge ideas and show how you worked things out through logic and step-by-step reasoning. Chemistry often requires teamwork and communication skills too, which is great for building your confidence as well as preparing you for life beyond school. Our practical results can be ground-breaking, colourful, explosive, or almost impossible to see; anything is possible with an A level in chemistry.
The course is assessed by 100% exam. Consisting of three written papers
Paper 1: Periodic Table, Elements and Physical Chemistry (worth 37%)
Paper 2: Synthesis and Analytical Techniques (worth 37%)
Paper 3: Unified Chemistry (worth 26%)
Chemistry is a highly regarded A level subject, it is essential for a number of careers including; medicine, vetinary, dentistry and pharmacology. It can also lead to an extensive range of other careers such as; chemistry, biochemistry, food science/nutrition, forensic science, biological/engineering careers, optical management, optometry, microbiology, natural sciences, software engineering and physiology, nursing, physiotherapy, radiography, paramedical courses, law and zoology.
Chemistry Grade 6 or Combined Science Grade 6 at GCSE. And Mathematics Grade 6 at GCSE.
All students will be expected by to purchase the year 1 and year 2 textbooks at a cost of approximately £20 per book.
Head of Department: Mrs Beth Martin