Chemistry is a central subject for students wishing to study sciences at post GCSE level. It covers a wide range of topics, from the physical and mathematical perspective through to the chemistry of molecules in living organisms. It is highly regarded by universities, colleges and employers as it develops skills of analysis, logical thinking and application of knowledge in new and changing situations. Chemistry is based on experimental evidence, and the links between theory and experiment are stressed.
This course stresses the beneficial role of chemistry to society, and an understanding of environmental and ethical issues is developed. Students are made aware of how advances in information technology and instrumentation are used in chemistry. Students will be encouraged to increase their knowledge and understanding of the concepts of chemistry and use them to find the reasons behind many of the facts learned at GCSE. Click here to learn more.
Science at Radyr Sixth Form
As a department we will aim to develop your interest in, and enjoyment of, Biology. The course will help you develop an in-depth understanding of a wide range of biological concepts and the skills needed to apply these in new and changing situations. You will gain further insight into the methods used in scientific research. If you are interested in human biology, environmental biology, biochemistry or plant biology then the course covers all of these aspects.
An A Level in biology will support a student’s application for a wide range of further education courses including degrees in, but not limited to: medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, forensic science and environmental health. Click here to learn more.
The course sets physics in a variety of contexts, illustrating connections with everyday life, people, places and cultures. If you want a career in science, medicine, the media, education, business or a host of other fields, physics can help give you the edge!
With an increase in popularity of the traditional A level subjects, Physics is now seen as an essential academic choice by many leading institutions for undergraduate courses.
The AS course offers candidates a chance to expand their understanding of Physics and problem solving, whilst the A2 component takes an in-depth look at fundamental Physics. Click here to learn more.
The WJEC level 3 applied diploma is a practical, work-related course. Students learn by completing assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It is equivalent to one A level.
Students who opt for and complete this course will probably have a keen interest in biology, the life sciences and experimental design. Likely career opportunities may be in the fields of life science, biomedical science, physiological sciences or neurophysiology, to name just a few.