The study of Chemistry is desirable not only for those who wish to pursue a career in science or in careers allied to science, but also for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. Chemistry is very much the central foundation science subject, which makes it ideal to pair with Physics and Applied Maths.

Topics include: The Periodic Table; Atomic Structure; Stoichiometry; Formulae and Equation; Chemical Equilibrium; Electrochemistry; Volumetric analysis etc.

It is also an essential element in the study of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Engineering, Agricultural Science, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Technology and numerous technician courses.

Assessment: 100% terminal exam. Useful skills: commitment to hard work; mathematical ability; interest in environmental and pharmaceutical issues.