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Chemistry B (Salters) - A2 at Wallington County Grammar School

Course description

In contrast to the traditional ‘topic-based’ approach, Chemistry B (Salters) is ‘context led’. Chemical ideas are introduced within relevant stories that put chemical ideas in context with contemporary issues. As such, the specification starts from applications and develops the theory as required. Chemistry is studied in a spiral way so that chemical ideas, introduced in an early topic, are reinforced later. The ‘drip-feed’ approach to chemical principles allows students to revisit a particular topic several times during the course, each time taking their knowledge and understanding a step further. The course aims to: emphasise the ways Chemistry is applied and the work that Chemists do; broaden the appeal of Chemistry by showing how it relates to people's lives; and emphasise frontier areas of Chemistry. The chemical industry is one of the most important industrial sectors in the UK.

Future opportunities

There is high demand for Chemistry graduates to work in the major pharmaceutical and petroleum companies, such as in research and development, formulation, sales and so on. Many graduates are also employed as Analytical Chemists or Forensic Scientists. A degree in Chemistry is also a basis for other careers including teaching and accountancy. Higher education options include degrees in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, as well as degrees allied to these.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wallington County Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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