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Pupils show great commitment to their work, are good listeners and show good levels of scientific skills and creativity.

ISI 2013

Chemistry

Key features of the A level Chemistry Course

A practical specification

As a subject, Chemistry spans a great breadth of disciplines. A-Level chemists can expect to be studying topics that appear to be quite different from each other yet as they progress through the course discover are fundamentally linked they are. From unlocking the secrets of the periodic table to discovering how modern-day materials give us the functionality required, Chemistry can explain how the world around us is put together.

A-Level chemists at Plymouth College will follow the Edexcel course, which gives thorough and challenging coverage of key areas within physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. There is ample opportunity for practical lessons and with the 16 core practicals, students can become highly competent in scientific and investigative skills.

Why choose Chemistry?

Chemistry is an academic and highly regarded subject by universities and employers alike. Much of the content is extremely relevant to issues we are facing in today’s society, such as green energy, use and disposal of plastics and developing new ways to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections. Students with an A-Level in Chemistry will find many doors opening for them and that they have been well equipped for higher education.

With a good Chemistry A-level the following doors open: environmental law, intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, space exploration, forensic science, medicine, engineering, accountancy and finance and much more!

Pupils show great commitment to their work, are good listeners and show good levels of scientific skills and creativity.

ISI 2013
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