Chemistry at Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy
Duration: 2 Years
Why is mercury a liquid at room temperature? Can we do anything about global warming? How and why will I be affected if we run out of oil? Chemistry tends to focus on the materials which make up our world, both living and non-living. We study their properties
and interactions and try to explain patterns of behaviour. Whether it is developing specific drugs to target disease, finding better ways to use the resources we have or developing new materials with enhanced properties, Chemistry is everywhere. Students will
develop essential knowledge and understanding of the concepts of Chemistry and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations. They will develop an understanding of the link between theory and experiment. Students will be aware of how
advances in information technology and instrumentation are used in Chemistry. They will appreciate the contributions of Chemistry to society and the responsible use of scientific knowledge and evidence. Students will sustain and develop their enjoyment of
Chemistry and bring together knowledge of ways in which different areas of chemistry relate to each other.
What will I study
The content of the course combines theory with practical experience. The staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, applying a variety of strategies to help all students. We encourage imaginative, critical and logical thinking for problem solving and for interpreting and answering text-based questions. Practical work enables you to consolidate the concepts introduced in the theory lessons. It also familiarises them with the experimental procedures and skills that are internally assessed over the two years of A Level study, as well as equipping you with the skills required to study Chemistry at a higher level.
Students should hold a minimum of 5 A* - C GCSE grades (or the new Grades 4 - 9) including Grade B (Grade 5+) and above at GCSE Chemistry/Science
A qualification in Chemistry is highly valued and leads to a wide variety of careers. If you are undecided many options are kept open by studying Chemistry.
If you want to study Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Veterinary Science, you will need A Level Chemistry. However, an understanding of Chemistry is necessary to all other Sciences and universities greatly value A Level Chemistry as a qualification.
How to apply
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