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Chemistry A Level at Settle College

Course description

Chemistry looks at the material world around us. Almost everything that we touch or use is made by chemists, including fibres and dyes in clothes, medicines, agrochemicals, fuels, plastics and metals. Chemists also research new ways of minimising human impact on the environment. An A level Chemistry course gives a good grounding in the ideas and models that underlie all of these enterprises.

An AS Chemistry course expands on the Chemistry work done in GCSE Science, but also introduces new ideas. A significant amount of the timetable is allocated to practical work, with many new skills to learn and refine. Progress in Chemistry at this level requires good study skills, hard work and determination.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include: GCSE : Chemistry Grade B OR Core and Additional Science both at Grade B AND Maths Grade B

Future opportunities

A post-16 qualification in Chemistry is useful and sometimes essential for University courses in medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, dentistry and physiotherapy. It is useful for Engineering, Food Technology, Geology and, of course, many Science-based courses. All Universities look favourably on Chemistry, when taken in combination with Arts and Humanities subjects due to the skills it helps you to develop. There are many job opportunities for people with qualifications in Chemistry. Chemists work in industries, Universities and in public services such as environmental health or monitoring.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 July 2015

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