We live in an age where chemistry-based technology will be critical to our future success and even survival; the rapid development and production of low or zero carbon emission energy sources, transport technologies and commercially useful but environmentally sustainable materials will be vital over the next few decades.
This course will help you understand the structure of materials, the way different substances behave and react with each other and how new products are developed.
This course is particularly suitable for anyone with an interest in understanding science and how it affects the world around us.
There is a mixture of class teaching, practical investigations, class discussions, independent research and planning, group work and many practical investigations. A-level chemistry is made up of three broad topics:
- Physical chemistry: The nature of substances, how they react and behave and how we can control this.
- Organic chemistry: The study of carbon-based substances, including those in living systems.
- Inorganic chemistry: Properties of elements and simple compounds and their patterns of behaviour.
Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4.
For this course you will need a Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and a Grade 6 or above in Chemistry or Combined Science.
If you are not studying Maths or Biology you will need to study Core Maths.