Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interaction between them. There are many reasons to study chemistry, even if you aren't pursuing a career in science. Chemistry is involved in the creation of all man-made objects and things. So everything you touch throughout your lifetime is touch by chemistry.
The Pearson Edexcel International AS and A Level in Chemistry are part of a suite of International Advanced Level qualifications offered by Pearson. It covers the major topics in chemistry, including molar calculations, structure and bonding, energetics, rates, equilibria, Group chemistry, transition metals and a range of organic chemistry; as well as associated experimental skills.
Assessment consists of three written papers at IAS level that are externally assessed. The International A level consists of three further written papers that are externally assessed.
Following are some chemistry based bachelor's degrees that the students can pursue:
- Forensic science
- Physical science
- Analytical chemistry
- Chemical Engineering
Career opportunities within science and technology are seeing unprecedented growth across the world, and those who study chemistry or another natural science at university now have increasingly better career prospects.
Those who study chemistry go on to do many exciting things in a whole range of industries. Notable chemistry graduates include former prime minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher; famous novelist, Kurt Vonnegut (who wrote Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat’s Cradle); NASA astronaut Story Musgrave; and Marie Curie, the pioneering scientist behind the theory of radioactivity. Basically, the possibilities for chemistry graduates are endless.