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Chemistry at Gildredge House

Course description

What will I learn about?

You start by looking at the chemical properties of elements, their atomic structure and bonding. Then you move on to study kinetics and equilibria, acids and bases and many other applications of the concepts of chemistry. Next you explore the trends of the periodic table before examining the action of catalysts and the shapes of complex ions. Finally you study organic chemistry ranging from fuels to DNA and the molecules of life. Synthetic materials such as drugs, medicines and plastics are also covered.

Why would this course suit me?

If you have an enquiring and logical mind and would like to know how the word around you is constructed on an atomic level then Chemistry may be for you. It is considered one of the most prestigious A-levels and is a key gateway subject for engineering, pharmacy and medicine.

Where would it take me?
Chemists often work in the pharmaceutical industry developing new drugs and therapies to cure diseases. Chemical engineering is allied to the oil and fuels industry and can be a lucrative career. Chemistry is also a key component in Pharmacy, Forensic science and, of course, medicine.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements: 77 in Combined Science or 666 in GCSE Separate Sciences and 6 in GCSE Mathematics

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 24 September 2017
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  • Start date: Next September

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