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Chemistry at The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

Course description

Chemistry is the study of the composition and reactions of all substances. Chemists explain their observations of the nature and behaviour of substances in terms of the structure and arrangement of their particles: atoms, molecules or ions. Traditional uses of chemistry include the extraction of metals from ores, the firing of clay and sand to make ceramics and glass, and the extraction of chemicals from plants for use as medicines, dyes, make-up and perfumes. Such uses remain important but the development of knowledge and understanding has added many more to the list. Chemists are now much in demand in various industries including agriculture (fertilisers, pesticides), oil refining (fuels, polymers, detergents), pharmaceuticals, food, materials and computing.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Maths and BB or above in GCSE Science. Alongside a keen interest in Chemistry and the world around you.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Academy of St Francis of Assisi directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2014

Key information

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