Sometimes referred to as the central science, chemistry helps to connect physical sciences, like maths and physics, with applied sciences, such as biology. In fact, chemistry is all around us and an understanding of the subject can help to answer many simple questions about everyday life!
Chemistry helps you to develop research, problem solving and analytical skills. It will encourage you to challenge ideas and show how you worked things out through logic and step-by-step reasoning. Chemistry often requires teamwork and communication skills too, which is great for project management.
A Level Chemistry is ideal if you enjoy studying the subject at GCSE and want to take it further. You should enjoy applying your mind to solving problems and have strong mathematical skills. It is often required by anyone considering a career in healthcare such as medicine and dentistry.
Chemists will have the knowledge, skills and desire to understand and question the world around them.
A Level Chemistry (AQA) covers physical, inorganic and organic topics, alongside practical skills.
A separate endorsement of practical skills will be taken alongside the A Level. This will be assessed by teachers and will be based on direct observation of your competency in a range of skills that are not assessable in written exams.
Many students at Windsor continue to study chemistry at university.
Examples of courses linked to chemistry include:
If you are considering an apprenticeship after studying A Level Chemistry, listed below are some examples of courses.
Examples of where our students have progressed to include: