COURSE LEADER: Mr J Hoyland
Chemistry involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from atomic structure to chemical synthesis and spectroscopy. The course is split over two years, each covering three Chemistry disciplines.
Physical Chemistry covers the mathematical aspects of the course and asks you to quantify behaviour in reactions that you have covered in a qualitative manner at GCSE.
Inorganic Chemistry concerns the trends and patterns found in groups of chemical elements and how these trends can be explained by looking at the fundamental structure of the atoms involved.
Organic Chemistry concerns the molecules we use everyday to make useful products, it covers the intricate manner in which they react and the analytical techniques used to identify them.
Grade 6 or above in either Trilogy Science or Separate Science Chemistry, coupled with a Grade 5 or above in Mathematics.
Chemistry is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, nursing, biochemistry, dentistry or forensic science. It will also equip you for a career in industry, for example in the petrochemical or pharmaceutical industries