Regular practical sessions will help to develop your chemical techniques and laboratory skills, which will be invaluable for future science related careers. These practical sessions are closely linked to the theory taught in lessons as this proves an effective way of developing your grasp of the theoretical concepts covered. As well as being an important subject in its own right, Chemistry is an essential requirement for medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.
2 fully equipped laboratories with access to a third, including:
- a full range of titration apparatus
- melting point machines
- TLC plates
Synthesis of organic chemicals
- an extensive range of Quickfit glassware to enable students to work individually developing their laboratory skills
- reflux apparatus
- distillation apparatus
- reduced pressure filtration
- separating funnels
- rotary evaporator
All labs have two fume cupboards for use when working with hazardous chemicals. Computer workstations, all students also have access to a computer suite.
Where does this course lead?
As well as being an important subject in its own right, Chemistry is an essential requirement for medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science. In the past our students have entered university to follow many different courses – pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, analytical chemistry, pure chemistry, forensic science, biological and environmental sciences, law, engineering and business.
Course Entry Requirements
Grade 5 in GCSE Chemistry or 55 in Core & Additional Science (not Applied) plus grade 5 in GCSE Maths and grade 4 in English Language.