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Chemistry at YARM SCHOOL

Course description

Chemistry is an exciting and wide-ranging subject which occupies the central position amongst the sciences. Chemistry is concerned with all aspects of molecules, their physical and chemical properties, their composition and structure, their synthesis and use in the 21st century. Chemists are also looking to the future: investigating alternative energies such as bio-diesel and fuel cells, safe and environmentally-friendly disposal of plastics and using their understanding of how CFCs react in the upper atmosphere to try to address the issues affecting the depletion of the ozone layer. A study of Chemistry at A Level can give insight into the importance on chemists and the chemical industry to our own lives. Chemistry at this level is an essential subject for students who wish to go on to study at degree level in areas such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Pharmacy and Chemical Engineering.

Entry requirements

The time schedule required to complete the course is very tight and will require consistent application from day one. The course is demanding and only students who have a strong commitment should consider it. Grade A or better at GCSE (or IGCSE) Chemistry would provide the best foundation for the course. Students who have gained GCSEs in both Science and Additional Science (or Double Award) require at least A/A
grades to progress successfully to A level. Many aspects of Chemistry depend on a facility in Maths, (at least 20% of the formally assessed work), so an A grade at GCSE in Maths is also essential; a good GCSE pass in Physics is also an advantage. A GCSE in Science only or GCSE in Applied Science is not suitable preparation for this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact YARM SCHOOL directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years