Chemistry builds upon topics from GCSE including Organic Chemistry, rates and reversible reactions and moles calculations. You will use your mathematical skills to solve problems and use your imagination to understand how molecules interact and why they react together. You will find out that it is essential to apply your knowledge to new topics and see the importance of identifying links between different parts of the syllabus. You will develop your skills of communicating complex ideas using appropriate chemical terminology.
Although there is a significant theoretical focus of the syllabus, you will also develop your practical skills in analytical techniques, make careful observations in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry and evaluate the steps taken in a procedure.
We strongly advise you to take another science subject alongside Chemistry. Some students also participate in Chemistry Enrichment including the Chemistry Olympiad and the practical Enrichment programme Lab Moles.
Chemistry is essential for the application of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine. Alongside these subjects, students who have studied Chemistry have gone on to study Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physiotherapy, Biochemistry and Pharmacology.