Chemistry is an enjoyable and demanding subject which requires good numerical skills and a commitment to study. The course contains a large practical element to aid understanding of the theoretical side. The course content follows from ideas studied at GCSE such as bonding, equations, rates, energy and reactions of acids and bases. There is also a large element of organic Chemistry.
Subjects that link particularly well with this courseare Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Environmental Studies.
Many A level Chemistry students continue their studies to degree level in this or a related subject. Chemistry will support a career in a wide range of areas, including the sciences (biological, chemical, physical, geological, forensic, material, and medical) as well as engineering and environmental studies. The skills learnt whilst studying Chemistry are as important as the knowledge and are recognised by employers. It can lead to non-science related careers such as accountancy and management consultancy. It is essential for Medicine and Dentistry.