Chemistry is the study of the behaviour of materials. It is concerned with how chemical elements combine to make the myriad of compounds around us. If you like doing experiments and following up the challenging ideas they generate, then chemistry is for you as you will develop essential skills in practical tasks.
If you want to learn more about the chemicals of life, are keen to discover more about everyday substances and get a buzz from experiments with chemical compounds then this course is for you. You need to be a logical thinker, open minded to new scientific developments and be confident using Mathematics.
Chemistry naturally sits well with other A-level sciences and Mathematics. To study for a Veterinary or Medical degree requires high grades in Chemistry.
At Hartpury, we follow the AQA Chemistry specification.
A-levels are currently selected from three option blocks that have been grouped to maximise choice, with one choice from each block, and dedicated study time is allocated for A-level students living on site. The A-level timetable is specifically designed to allow students to access compulsory enrichment.
Some of these enrichment programmes enable students to gain an additional qualification that can boost their UCAS tariff points, such as pre-medicine, while the pre-veterinary programme is popular with A-level students hoping to study veterinary medicine at university. Others enrichment activities include astronomy club, conversational Spanish and recreational sport. Please note that places are limited on some enrichment programmes.
Suitability - Who should attend?
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include Mathematics and English Language, as well as:
- GCSE grade 6 or above in Mathematics and either a grade 6 or above in Chemistry or grades 76 or above in Combined Science.
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