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Chemistry at Newmarket Academy

Course description

Why study chemistry?

The answer is simple - chemistry underpins everything in our modern lifestyle. For example it is chemistry that enables us to convert crude oil into petrol, plastics and fibres. Chemistry invented nylon, terylene and lycra. It makes vital medicines, creates fertilisers, purifies water and monitors our seas and atmosphere for pollutants.

The range of careers available to someone with a chemistry qualification is greater than with most other qualifications. The chemical and pharmaceutical industries are two of the largest employers in the manufacturing industries. Chemists are also employed in related areas such as biotechnology and electronics.

Chemistry though can lead to many other disciplines; many employers recognise the value of skills developed in this subject, such as logical thought, numerical and communication skills and the general education that a chemistry course provides.



Course content

  • Unit 1: Foundation chemistry
  • Unit 2: Chemistry in action
  • Unit 3: Practical skills assessment
  • Unit 4: Kinetics, equilibria and further organic chemistry
  • Unit 5: Energetics, redox and inorganic chemistry
  • Unit 6: Practical skills assessment

Entry requirements

For more information on this course or entry requirements please contact Ms Wilson.


Exam and practical assessment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newmarket Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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