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Chemistry A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Everything you see around you involves chemistry in some way!

Knowledge of Chemistry will give you a greater understanding of the world we live in. Chemistry is the study of substances, what they are made of, how they interact and what role they play in living things and the environment. Everything you see around you involves Chemistry in some way! Chemists provide many of the materials used in everyday life, together with the knowledge to improve healthcare and to appreciate and tackle the major environmental problems that face us all.

If you enjoy finding out about how the world around you works, and recognising and explaining different patterns of behaviour then you are likely to enjoy Chemistry. Throughout the course, you will carry out practical work to develop your skills and to enhance your learning and enjoyment of the subject. You will be encouraged to participate in competitions such as the RSC Schools' Analyst Competition and the International Chemistry Olympiad, and there are opportunities to attend conferences and university taster events.

"I really enjoy the range of topics, and they all link to each other in some way. The chemistry packs are very useful, especially the practice questions which help consolidate all of the interesting stuff you have learnt!" Joe Bevis


Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level Chemistry: GCSE grade 7 in Chemistry AND Mathematics.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

For further information, please consult the College prospectus on the

The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th January 2019.

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: 17 September 2018
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