What Will Learn?
Chemistry is sometimes known as the ‘central science’ because it helps to connect physical sciences, like math and physics, with applied sciences like biology, medicine and engineering.
New breakthroughs in fields such as genetics, biochemistry, medicine, materials science, forensics, nanotechnology, drug discovery, the environment and next-generation computer hardware are all driven by chemistry.
Chemistry helps in developing research, problem solving and analytical skills. It helps students to challenge ideas and shows them how to work things out through logic and step-by-step reasoning. Chemistry is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, nursing, biochemistry, dentistry or forensic science.
It will also equip you for a career in the industry, for example in the petrochemical or pharmaceutical industry. Chemistry opens doors for many careers because chemists are essential for many positions in the industry, they are highly desirable for science teaching, and suit careers in public service and management. Both public and the private sectors increasingly draw their higher management strata from chemistry graduates.
Students who pick chemistry often also study from a wide range of subjects, including psychology, sociology, biology, science in society, physics, applied science, health & social care, critical thinking and environmental studies.
The A Level course in chemistry helps students develop a number of skills including: