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Chemistry A-Level at Diss High School

Course description

Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure and properties of materials and of the interactions between them and with energy. It is divided into inorganic and physical Chemistry and will include applications in the environment.

Successful students of Chemistry will have at least GCSE grade A in Additional Science or grade B in Chemistry, will be able and willing to work hard throughout the course and will have an aptitude and interest in the subject. A good grade in Mathematics is also and advantage. They will probably study other Science, and/or Mathematics, but Chemistry is an excellent addition to any Al Level package.

Students are taught in well-equipped laboratories. Lessons cover new topics and revision, back up with regular practical work. There will be outside visits to support the work undertaken in the laboratory. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their progress which is measured by regular testing.

Entry requirements

You are required to have at least five Cs at GCSE including Maths and English Language at Grade C.

Subject Specific

Grade A in Additional Science or Grade B in Chemistry

Future opportunities

Chemistry is the preferred A Level for the following University courses: Chemical Sciences: Agriculture; Food Science; Medicine; Dentistry; Veterinary Sciences; Medical Sciences; Anatomy; Physiology.

Chemistry is considered an advantage in supporting non-specific courses (e.g. Law, Accountancy, Archaeology, Geography and Economics among others).

For those interested in a career in a scientific field, even a basic understanding of Chemistry will prove useful. There are few areas of modern science which do not have some connection with Chemistry.

Chemists are instrumental in a number of the areas of advancement which are presently stimulating the public imagination including nanotechnology, biochemistry and genetics. Even for those not intending to study further, a background in Chemistry provides a valuable basis for understanding modern scientific endeavours and their possible effects on our future.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Diss High School directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015

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