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Chemistry

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What do I need to study this course?

Grade 6 in two single science GCSEs (including chemistry) or grade 66 in Combined Science. You will also need a grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths.

What will I study?

The specification is designed to build on the knowledge gained at GCSE. Examples of the type of topics you will study are Atomic Structure, Equilibrium, Rates, Acids and Bases, Halogenalkanes, Aromatic Chemistry, Transition metals and Period 3 elements. Chemistry is examined by three written papers. Across the two year A level course 12 required practicals will be assessed internally and lead to a separate practical qualification.

What next?

Chemistry is a ‘high currency’ A level and is highly regarded by universities/employers and you may be surprised at just how many doors will be open to you. Specific chemistry courses include Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Other courses include Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences and Environmental Science. Chemistry is essential if you wish to study Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry and Forensic Sciences.

Did you know?

A Chemical Engineer’s starting salary is in the region of £28,500, rising up to £70,000 depending on experience and industry.