The simplest definition of Chemistry is that it is the study of matter and the changes that happen to matter. But what is matter? Well it is pretty much everything; everything on earth, in the solar system, in our galaxy and universe. It is everything you can see, feel, touch or smell. This all makes Chemistry an exciting and fun science, full of diverse facts.
Some practical points to check are:
There are three examination boards accredited by Ofqual. These are:
AQA – One of the leading providers of GCSEs and A Levels. Used by most secondary schools and colleges in the UK.
Edexcel – Considered the UK’s largest awarding organisation, they offer both academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools and colleges.
OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) – Over 13,000 centres choose OCR for their A Levels and GCSEs.
GCSE involves studying the theory of Chemistry combined with some investigative work. GCSEs normally take 5 terms to complete and are usually studied full time at school or college.
AS Level (Advanced Subsidiary) and A Level (Advanced) qualifications focus on more traditional study skills. They generally take two years to complete full-time, however they are also available to part-time.
Chemistry can been taken into many areas at degree level, too many to list. Please click here to see the subjects available to you, where the degree can be studied and what qualification you will need to be accepted.
General information on taking a Chemistry Degree including what qualifications are required.
There is no minimum qualification required to tutor Chemistry at home in the UK at present, however we would recommend you ask to see copies of qualifications held.
There are many benefits to introducing your child to a Chemistry tutor. Closing some of the holes in their learning will enable them to catch up with or creep ahead of their peers, building their confidence and enabling them to enjoy the subject.
Whether building a young child’s confidence or assisting them with exam preparation a Chemistry tutor is your way of helping them gain control of their learning.
Linus Pauling (1901 – 1994) was born in Portland, USA. One of two people to win a Noble Prize in two fields (Chemistry and Peace). He is best known for his work in molecular science.
Dmitri Mendeleev (1834 – 1907) was born in Serbia and was the creator of the first periodic table of elements.
Antoine Lavoisier (1743 – 1794) was best known for naming both oxygen and hydrogen and helping to construct the metric system.
Marie Curie (1867 – 1934) was a Polish physicist and chemist, and was the first person to receive 2 Noble Prizes.
Robert Burns Woodward (1917 – 1979) was born in America. His work focused on organic chemistry and he is considered by many as the most well-known chemist in this field of the 21st century.
The Nobel prize in Chemistry.
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