Why this course?

Chemistry is a challenging and rewarding subject that gives you a deep understanding of the structure of materials and the way they interact with each other. Studying chemistry develops your ability to think logically, to solve problems and to analyse data. You will also learn how to plan and conduct complex practical investigations.

Course Content

  • Module 1: Development of practical skills in chemistry
  • Module 2: Foundations in chemistry
  • Module 3: Periodic table and energy
  • Module 4: Core organic chemistry
  • Module 5: Physical chemistry and transition elements
  • Module 6: Organic chemistry and analysis  

How will I be assessed?

Paper 1
Periodic table, elements and Physical Chemistry (2h 15m 37%)

Paper 2
Synthesis and analytical techniques  (2h 15m, 37%)

Paper 3
Unified chemistry (1h 30m) 26%

Plus a practical endorsement based on the 16 core practicals.

Student Profile

Successful students will be interested in chemistry, good at abstract thinking, logical reasoning and problem solving. Strong mathematical skills are essential. Chemistry is extremely challenging, so students will need to be resilient, persistent and very hard-working.

Complimentary Subjects

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sport

What could I do next?

A few of the degree courses that could be completed are:

Chemistry; Biochemistry; Medicine; Dentistry; Pharmacology; Materials Science; Chemical Engineering; Veterinary Science; Environmental Science; Geology; Forensic Science;

to name a few!

Many of the degree courses above lead to specific careers. The skills learned in chemistry are also transferable to other less obvious careers such as banking, accounting and finance.