If you’ve a passion for discovering how things work and using logic and analysis skills, then chemistry is the subject for you.

Where the course leads

Chemistry opens the door to a wide variety of potential career paths, for example:

  • Chemical sciences (including materials, environmental, forensics, marine)
  • Food science (including plants, agriculture, nutrition)
  • Biological sciences (including zoology, ecology, genetics)
  • Medicine (including dentistry, vetinary)
  • Medical sciences (including pharmacology, biomedical sciences)
  • Anatomy and physiology (including pathology, microbiology)
  • Chemical Engineering

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Chemistry grade 6 or GCSE Combined Science grade 66 (with a 6 in the Chemistry aspect)
  • GCSE Maths grade 6

Suggested complementary A Level Choices

20% of the marks in A Level Chemistry will require mathematical skills, so there are benefits to studying maths alongside chemistry. In some cases, A-level maths is one of the entry requirements for a degree in chemistry. Chemistry works well alongside physics or biology, with physics important if you’re interested in engineering and biology essential for professions like medicine or dentistry.

For further advice contact: Mr J Foyle



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