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Chemistry A Level at Cardinal Hume Catholic School

Course description

A full appreciation of the universe is not possible without an understanding of the nature and behaviour of the substances that make it up. Chemistry not only provides this understanding but goes even further. It equips those who study it with the knowledge needed to manipulate substances on an atomic level to create new materials that can revolutionise human civilisation. History has shown this to be the case in many areas including modern medicine, batteries, fuels, construction, transport, agriculture and computing. The aim of the course is to develop a deep understanding within our students in a stimulating and enjoyable way.

Throughout the course there is a strong emphasis on developing this deep understanding through practical work, independent study, problem solving and discussion. The development of practical skills through a specially designed set of investigations is linked closely to theory through conventional lessons and smaller group tutorials. Additional support sessions are also provided all year round with even more support given near exam time.


Future opportunities

With the modern economies relying more and more on innovation in Science and Technology studying Chemistry can lead to a secure and fulfilling career path. Chemistry A-level is required not only for the study of Chemistry at university but for a number of other subjects. Of particular note are the subjects Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine. Additionally, the style of thinking employed within the study of Chemistry, is regarded as highly desirable for many other courses, such as Finance, Accountancy, Economics and Law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Hume Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 28 February 2018

Key information

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