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Chemistry at The Hewett School

Course description

The course will give you the skills and understanding to make decisions about the way chemistry affects your everyday life. You will learn basic skills such as formulae writing, equation writing and calculating chemical quantities but you will also tackle more advanced chemistry techniques that lead on to multi-stage experiments.

You will develop your understanding of chemical bonding by introducing intermediate types of bonding and by exploring the nature and effects of intermolecular forces. You will gain a deeper understanding of the atomic structure of elements which, in turn, will lead you to gain a greater knowledge of the periodic table and the reasons why elements group together and have similar reactive properties. Aspects of green chemistry and climate change are also studied. You will look closely at physical, organic and inorganic chemistry giving you a sound foundation for university studies in chemistry or linked subjects such as medicine or biology.

There will be lots of opportunities to put your knowledge into practical experiments and you will be expected to develop your scientific skills of observation, measurement and analysis. Part of your assessments will be looking at your laboratory skills in the areas of organic, physical and inorganic chemistry.

As well as progression onto Chemistry at degree level there are many other courses which benefit from a sound understanding of chemical principles. Students from The Hewett Sixth Form have gone on to careers in materials science, cosmetics, pharmacology and biochemistry.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements: C in English and Maths at GCSE B in Science at GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hewett School directly.

Last updated date: 04 March 2015

Key information

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