Geneva English School



Why study Chemistry?

Chemistry underpins a wide range of professions from medicine and forensics, to engineering and psychology.

Chemistry develops your analytical skills, your problem-solving skills and your understanding of the function and behaviour of organisms. Whether it is getting in tune with your own body, your behaviour or your emotions it is chemistry that has all the answers.

In addition, the nature of chemical research nurtures teamwork, teaches you to reason and communicate and so develops the kind of interpersonal/management skills that are transferable across any subject or career.

Course content

  • Physical chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry

Inspirational starting point

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World
from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean


Future pathways

Studying Chemistry at A Level or degree opens up plenty of career opportunities, such as:

  • analytical chemist
  • chemical engineer
  • clinical biochemist
  • pharmacologist
  • doctor
  • research scientist (physical sciences)
  • toxicologist
  • environmental consultant
  • higher education lecturer or secondary school teacher
  • patent attorney
  • science writer
  • Entrance criteria
  • Exam Board & Specification
  • Assessment

Entrance criteria

Exam Board & Specification