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Chemistry AS/A2 at Torpoint Community College

Course description

Chemistry is the study of substances, what they are made of, how they interact and what role they play in living things. Chemistry is a fundamental subject and bridges the gap between the physical and biological sciences; it can lead to a career such as forensic science, pharmacology, medicine, veterinary science, biochemistry and dentistry.

Chemistry is involved everywhere from space research to exploration to the bottom of the oceans. Chemistry goes particularly well with the other sciences especially Physics and Biology, but for many students Chemistry may be their only Science subject. It is helpful to study maths as well as Chemistry. At this stage students are looking for a combination of A levels which keeps options open and including Chemistry will do that; many key skills are developed such as problem solving, teamwork, numeracy skills and practical skills.

Past students have gone on to study Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, Forensic Science, Languages, Business, Law, Dentistry, Biochemistry, Biology, and many other subjects in universities around the country including Oxbridge.

Entry requirements

4 B's or better

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Torpoint Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years