Subject Intent: Why Chemistry?

The chemistry curriculum allows students to develop an understanding of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry.  It provides many transferable skills required for a range of careers. Teaching students’ skills in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and organisation prepares them well for the next steps that chemistry can offer.  These include careers in medicine, engineering, research, pharmacology and support the growing shortage in STEM in Yorkshire.

What will I study?
In Year 12, you will study:
• Practical skills in chemistry
• Foundations in chemistry including atoms, compounds and molecules and bonding and structure
• The periodic table and energy including periodicity, qualitative analysis and reaction rates and equilibrium
• Core organic chemistry including hydrocarbons, alcohols and haloalkanes and infrared spectroscopy (IR) and mass spectrometry

(MS)In Year 13, you will study:
• Practical skills in chemistry
• Physical chemistry and transition elements including enthalpy, entropy and free energy and redox and electrode potentials
• Organic chemistry and analysis including aromatic compounds, carboxylic acids and esters, polymers and NMR

What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here