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A Level Chemistry

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AA3
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The world we live in has been shaped by chemistry. Chemists help us to understand the world and develop solutions to the problems facing modern society. Medicines, materials that allow us to communicate electronically, and the clothes we wear all demonstrate the power of chemistry to make our lives better.

Chemistry is everywhere and one reason why many students study chemistry is because they want to understand and help to change the world, through research and its application. If you enjoy scientific investigations, problem solving and a challenge this course will suit you.

Details

Key theory to be studied falls into three categories: Physical chemistry, which is the study of how matter behaves on a molecular and atomic level, and how chemical reactions occur.

Organic chemistry, which focuses on the carbon- containing compounds typically found in organic materials such as plants and animals. Inorganic chemistry, which covers the synthesis and behaviour of all other chemical substance which don’t fall into the field of organic chemistry.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and a minimum of a 6 in Mathematics. A minimum of a grade 7 in either Chemistry or Science is also required.

Your next steps...

Chemistry gives you an excellent training for many careers, both scientific and non-scientific.

Those who have studied A Level Chemistry can be found in such diverse areas as finance, law and politics, retail, chemical engineering, medicine, dentistry, veterinary and teaching. So, if you are unsure about what career you want to follow, you can still study Chemistry and keep your options open.

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