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Chemistry A Level

Curriculum Intent

Chemists will have the knowledge, skills and desire to understand and question the world around them.

Why should I study Chemistry?

Chemistry is the scientific study of the interaction of chemical substances and phenomena.

Chemistry is often called “the central science” because it connects the other natural sciences such as Astronomy, Physics, Material Science, Biology, and Geology.

If you enjoyed chemistry at GCSE, you will thrive within the A Level course. In two years you will gain in-depth knowledge of this fascinating subject, preparing you for further education or giving you the credentials to enhance your job options straight away. Chemists have greatly improved the quality of life for the majority of people through work on materials, medicines and sustainable resources. The course is very practical in nature and looks at real-life applications and ‘How Science Works’.

What skills will I gain?

Studying chemistry allows learners to develop a wide range of transferable skills, such as investigating, deducing facts and working effectively in teams. Numeracy, literacy and practical and problem solving skills are all enhanced through the study of chemistry.

What career paths is Chemistry suited for?

Chemistry will help you get ahead in most STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) careers and more besides.

Chemistry is an important subject for careers in: Medicine, Veterinary Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Toxicology, developing consumer products, Metallurgy (studying how metals behave), Space Exploration, developing Perfumes and Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Teaching, Science Writing, Software Development and Research.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above; including English and/or maths.
  • National data suggests successful students will have achieved an average points score of 6.43 or more.