Chemistry is a branch of physical science that studies the composition, structure, properties and change of matter. It is the very essence of life, the quality of life and its continuous improvement.
Career opportunities from studying Chemistry:
- Forensic Scientist
A*- B if the subject was taken as a separate science at GCSE.
A*- B in Core Science and A*- A in the Additional Science.
GCSE 5 or above in English and 6 in Maths.
Curriculum Overview 2015/2016
At A Level we study different aspects of chemistry that are often in the media and that affect our lives including: Climate change, Green chemistry, Pharmaceuticals and Nanotechnology.
The content of the A Level includes the fundamental concepts of chemistry necessary for progression into higher education and employment, but allows students time to study the units in depth and provides a very practical experience for all students. This ensures that both the teaching and learning experiences are enjoyable.
A qualification in chemistry can take you anywhere.
From developing life-enhancing drugs to designing a new beer, from the law to the environment, from clothing to food, from health to manufacturing, from aviation to the City, chemistry and chemical scientists make a major impact on, and play a vital role in, our daily life.
Students considering careers in the environmental sciences, biochemistry, dentistry, pharmacy medicine and veterinary sciences are required to study Chemistry in order to qualify for higher level study.
The school has 6 fully equipped laboratories and is well resourced. With the introduction of both A Level Biology and Chemistry we are continually updating and increasing the practical apparatus and resources that are available to meet the needs of our students.