Chemistry A Level at West Hatch High School
Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interaction between them. There are many reasons to study chemistry. It helps you to understand the world around you. Why do leaves change colour in the autumn? Why are plants green? How is cheese made? What is in soap and how does it work? These are all questions that can be answered by applying chemistry. A basic understanding of chemistry helps you to read and understand product labels. It can help you make informed decisions. Chemistry teaches useful skills. Because it is a science, learning chemistry means learning how to be objective and how to reason and solve problems. It helps you to understand current events, including news about petroleum, product recalls, pollution, the environment and technological advances. It makes life's little mysteries a little less.... mysterious. Chemistry explains how things work. It opens up career options. There are many careers in chemistry but even if you're looking for a job in another field, the analytical skills you gained in chemistry are helpful.
Students must achieve Grade A* - B in Triple Science Chemistry, or at least A in Additional Science and a B in Core Science.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Hatch High School directly.