Chemistry is the study of all chemical substances and how they can change. You will learn to understand these and see in new ways the things that make up the world; our food, fuels and fabrics, building materials and manufactured goods, the air we breathe, the tools we use. Typical A Level subject combinations with chemistry: Chemistry, Maths and Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Economics.
What will I study?
Atoms and reactions
Bonding and structure
Polymers and alcohols
Energetics and transition elements
How mathematics can be used to describe and understand chemical ideas
Practical experiments to test the principles you are learning
Where will this subject take me?
A Level Chemistry, often in conjunction with other science-based subjects, can lead to the following types of degree course: Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Dentistry, Dietetics, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geology, Medical Science, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Sports Science, Veterinary Science. Students have recently progressed to study Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at University of Manchester and Biomedical Science at University of Hull.