Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Chemistry attempts to answer the big question ‘what is the world made of’ and it’s the search for this answer that makes this subject so fascinating. From investigating how one substance can be changed drastically into another, to researching a new wonder drug to save millions of lives, the opportunities that chemistry provides are endless.
Year 1 and 2
A range of topics in physical, inorganic and organic chemistry are studied in both years.
• Physical chemistry
• Organic chemistry
• Inorganic chemistry
How will it be delivered?
There is no coursework on this course. However, your performance during practicals will be assessed.
There are three exams at the end of the two years for A-Level, all of which are two hours long. At least 15% of the marks for A-Level Chemistry are based on what you learned in your practicals.
You will need four GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above (including English Language and a B/6 in Mathematics) and Grade B/6 or above in Science and Additional Science or Biology.
Your next steps...
Upon completing this course you will be equipped to move into university, a higher apprenticeship or into work.
Possible degree options include Chemistry, Biology, Preclinical medicine, Mathematics and Pharmacology.
Possible career options include analytical chemist, chemical engineer, clinical biochemist, pharmacologist, doctor, toxicologist or environmental consultant.