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Chemistry A Level at Launceston College

Course description

A-level chemistry attempts to answer the big question ‘what is the world made of’ and it’s the search for his answer that makes this subject fascinating. From investigating how one substance can be changed drastically into another, to researching a new wonder drug to save millions of lives, the opportunities that chemistry provides are endless.

Entry requirements

To be able to study chemistry at AS and A-level students must first have obtained at least two grade 6s in combined or separate science GCSE. A grade 6 in maths GCSE and a grade 5 in English Language are also required

Future opportunities

Possible progression routes –
Studying a chemistry related degree at university gives you all sorts of exciting career options, including:
• Analytical chemist
• Chemical engineer
• Clinical biochemist
• Pharmacologist
• Doctor
• Research scientist (physical sciences)
• Toxicologist
• Chartered certified accountant
• Environmental consultant
• Higher education lecturer
• Patent attorney
• Science writer

Further information

Chemistry, like all sciences, is a practical subject. Throughout the course you will carry out practical activities. There is no coursework on this course. However, your performance during practicals will be assessed.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Launceston College directly.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017

Key information

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