- Physical chemistry â€“ atoms/ bonding/kinetics/acids
- Inorganic chemistry â€“ periodicity/ Group 2 chemistry/Group 7 chemistry
- Organic chemistry â€“ alkanes/ alkenes/alcohols/ halogenoalkanes/ analysis.
- Physical chemistry â€“ thermodynamics/equilibria/ electrode potentials/acids
- Inorganic chemistry â€“ period 3/ transition metals/ions and solutions
- Organic chemistry â€“ instrumental analysis/polymers/biochemistry/ alcohol derivatives.
As a student studying chemistry after your GCSEs, you will find that it really develops your practical and mathematical skills. If you enjoy experimenting in the lab, youâ€™ll love it. At first, you may find the jump in demand from GCSE a little daunting, but youâ€™ll soon adapt. Chemistry students get to investigate a huge range of ideas; the big question youâ€™ll ask yourself is â€˜what is the world made of?â€™ If you choose it as a career, you have the potential to help solve all sorts of problems. You could work on a cure for cancer, or you might develop a new food; the possibilities are endless. Even if you donâ€™t decide to work in chemistry, studying it still develops useful and transferable skills for other careers. Youâ€™ll develop research, problem solving and analytical skills, alongside teamwork and communication. Universities and businesses regard all of these very highly.
Additional Entry Requirements
Two Grade 6 in Combined Science, or grade 6 in two separate sciences including Chemistry. Grade 6 to 9 in GCSE Mathematics.
Paper 1 35% Physical/Inorganic and relevant practicals. Paper 2 35% Physical/Organic and relevant practicals. Paper 3 30% Physical/Inorganic/ Organic and relevant practicals.
Opportunities for work related activities
Lab work at Bristol University and visiting lecturers/speakers.