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Chemistry A-Level at The McAuley Catholic High School

Course description

Chemistry is the central science and impacts on all parts of our lives. An understanding of chemistry is necessary to all other sciences from astronomy to zoology. All of the materials used by engineers and technologists are made using chemical reactions and we all experience chemical reactions continuously, whether it be breathing or baking a cake, driving a car or listening to an MP3 player. Chemistry is concerned with all aspects of materials, their physical and chemical properties, their composition and structure, their manufacture and use in the 21st century.

Entry requirements

A minimum of B grades in the examined units of GCSE Chemistry (not including the ISA unit) and GCSE Mathematics. OR A minimum of B grades in the examined units of GCSE Core Science, Additional Science (not including the ISA units) and GCSE Mathematics.

Future opportunities

Alternative energies, Biochemistry, Cosmetics, Dentistry, Environmental, Forensics, Geology, Healthcare, Industrial chemistry, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Oceanography, Pharmaceutical, Quantum physics, Research, Sports science, Toxicology, Veterinary medicine, Weather science, Zoology……………The list is endless!

Chemistry can provide access to any degree course. It requires students to display the full range of key skills and is highly regarded by Universities for its academic rigour.

Essential for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine.
Recommended for all science based careers.
Chemistry can also lead to a wide variety of non-scientific careers including law (in particular patent law), management, finance and business – even Prime Minister!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The McAuley Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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