A level Chemistry studies the material world, and through chemistry we can describe and explain questions such as: "what happens when sugar dissolves in tea?"; "why is mercury a liquid at room temperature?"; "how do we make plastics?"; "what can we do about global warming?"; "how and why will I be affected if oil runs out?".
From baking a cake to recharging a mobile phone, chemistry is involved in everything we do; and our lives are inextricably influenced by many aspects of chemistry. Chemistry will continue to be at the forefront of responding the needs of society; with chemists central to making advances in designing new materials, efficient energy use, drug development, and technology, to name but a few.
This course is based on regular laboratory investigations of matter, chemical reactions, and the role of energy in those reactions. Students will compare, contrast, and synthesize useful models of the structure and properties of matter and the mechanisms of its interactions. In addition to this, students will be able to
Gain an understanding of the history of chemistry
Explore the uses of chemistry in various careers (Bioengineer, Environmental Consultant, Pharmacologist, Financial, Scientific Researcher)
Investigate chemical questions and problems related to personal needs and societal issues
Learn and practice laboratory safety.
Minimum of 5 9-5 grades in GCSE examinations including English, and 9-7 in Maths and Science
University to study medicine, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Engineering, other science based degrees
Apprenticeships in Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Engineering,