Students should have enjoyed their GCSE chemistry and have a desire to understand how and why chemical reactions occur. They will need to be competent at mathematics as there are more calculations at this level. An inquisitive mind and a willingness to ask and answer questions are essential.
“The course allows students to consider the application of chemistry in relation to other disciplines and different career paths.”
Practical skills will be developed during the course. Students should be keen to use experimental results to reach a deeper understanding of the subject. The new chemistry specifications build on the ‘How Science Works’ skills learnt in the GCSE.
Students will investigate a wide range of areas including organic chemistry, atomic structure, thermodynamics, bonding, functional group chemistry and kinetics and will also undertake practical work. The course also allows students to consider the application of chemistry in relation to other disciplines and different career paths.
Grade B and above in core and additional sciences GCSE required, or a grade B in Chemistry GCSE. Also B or above in Maths and English
Students will have their grade through examinations.