Course Summary:

Chemistry is the science concerned with understanding physical, chemical and biological processes at a microscopic level. You will study 3 main areas of Chemistry – physical, inorganic and organic. Some familiar GCSE topics will be treated in more depth such as atomic structure and rates of reaction. There will also be new topics introduced in equilibrium and spectroscopy. Highly trained tutors will assess your practical skills at regular intervals throughout the course to support your development and they will support you to take part in activities and trips to enhance your learning outside of the classroom.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Biomedical Sciences
  • Bradford University- Mechanical Engineering
  • The University of Hull- Chemical Engineering
  • The University of Manchester – Medicine

Career destinations:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Forensic Science
  • Physiotherapy

Entry Requirements:

5,5 or above in Combined Science If you studied single Science, two 5 grades or above from within single Science GCSEs (must include Chemistry.) Grade 5 or above in Maths is essential and grade 4 English Language is also very desirable.

Assessment Method:

100% exam


Students have the opportunity to take part in trips and to improve their skills through extra practical activities and presentations. They spend the day at Huddersfield University during Science week, carrying out a series of interesting experiments in their modern laboratories.

A team of students is also selected to take part in the annual “Young Analyst of the Year” competition held at Manchester Metropolitan University, The College frequently gives a very good account of itself at this event.

Student Case Studies:

Harry Dixon

Harry Dixon

“I enjoy Chemistry because the teachers are fantastic and really helpful. I have always enjoyed the subject since the start of secondary school; it is regarded highly among universities and employers and is a necessary entry requirement for the degree course I want to study after College. The new science centre is very good – it has excellent facilities and a very friendly atmosphere”

Harry plans to go on to study Medicine at university when he leaves College.