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.
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.
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.
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.