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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

Studying Chemistry should be a practical experience for students. This course contains practical activities embedded within each unit, to reflect the nature of Chemistry. This will increase students’ enjoyment and understanding of Chemistry together with providing them with the skills needed to study science at higher levels.

Why choose Chemistry?

Chemistry is a valuable subject as it is highly regarded by universities and even essential for some degree courses. The A Level course enables current modern-day Chemistry contexts to be included in the programme. It is designed to motivate students and to encourage more students to study Chemistry.

As a department we take full advantage of Plymouth University’s and Plymouth Medical Society’s open invitation to their guest lectures. The latest being “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: The Human–Wildlife Health Connection” by Tom Hutchinson, Professor of Environment and Health Sciences from the University's School of Biological Sciences.

Students will study aspects of Chemistry that are often in the media and affect their lives. It is important that students have the necessary knowledge and understanding to explain many different aspects of contemporary Chemistry. These areas include

Contemporary Chemistry

Fireworks

Chemistry Research

Pharmaceuticals 

Future Fuels

Climate Change

Star Chemistry

Nanochemistry

Green Chemistry

Graphene

The content of this course includes the fundamental key concepts of Chemistry needed for progression into higher education and employment. Students have sufficient time to study the units in depth and ample opportunity for independent learning. This ensures that the experience is enjoyable.

With a good Chemistry A level the following doors open: environmental law, pharmaceuticals, space exploration, forensic science, medicine, engineering, 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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