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Chemistry is the study of the elements and their compounds and brings together important aspects of Physics and Biology.
Chemistry is the study of the elements and their compounds and brings together important aspects of Physics and Biology. Chemical principles underpin all biological systems and the physical environment in which we live, affecting everything from high performance materials to sustainable energy to the effectiveness of modern medicines.
Students must also produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their competence in a variety of practical tasks.
Standard entry requirements, plus grade B in GCSE Chemistry or BB in Core Science and Additional Science, plus grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and English.
£35 per year for textbooks and exam paper booklets.
This programme is designed to support students with the potential of achieving high grades at A Level and Vocational Diploma and helps to prepare them for Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group Universities.
This programme targets students who have a high potential to excel in their sport, either by competing on the international stage or securing a professional contract.
This programme offers all students at the College an opportunity to develop their skills and fitness to a high level. It is not exclusive to Sports students or elite sportspeople.
There are many options for those seeking a career in Chemistry including toxicology, laboratory work, development chemistry, analysis, clinical pathology and more. Students may consider direct entry into employment or further training.
A key course for students planning to continue on to university and pursue a career in areas such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, environmental science, chemical engineering, materials science or biotechnology. It also provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level.
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I came to The Henley College from Theale Green School. I enjoyed studying chemistry at GCSE level and I wanted to expand my knowledge of the subject further. I have always found science subjects very interesting.
I also competed in this year's annual Chemistry Olympiad. The Royal Society of Chemistry offers an opportunity for post-16 Chemistry students to test their chemical knowledge and I was shocked to find out I had won a silver certificate. The Olympiad was definitely really challenging but worth it and it has really improved my problem solving skills.
In the future, I hope to pursue a career in music. However, I am confident that A Level Chemistry has provided me with many transferable skills such as time management and analytical processing that I will be able to use in later life.
The experiments were by far the best bit of the course for me, as I found them very exciting and interesting. They were useful as well, due to the calculations and summarising you have to carry out at the end of them.