Results day: why choose chemistry

Whatever your story, and wherever you’re headed next a chemistry qualification can help you get there. You will gain skills and knowledget that will help make a difference to the world. From what we touch, wear and use, to developing life-changing medicines or finding solutions for the pressures on energy, food, and water to help us to live more sustainably.  

Options for higher education

 

CHEMISTS FIXING THE FUTURE

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Chief executive officer

Daniel is helping the world to reach net-zero carbon emissions by creating a way to turn manufacturers’ waste carbon dioxide into chemicals that can be used in everyday products.

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Research fellow, battery recycling

Zubera is discovering ways to recycle precious materials from electric car batteries.

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Market development manager

Vikki helps develop sustainable packaging with less carbon dioxide impact and the ability to reduce food waste.

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AFTER SCHOOL?

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Options for higher education

Study chemistry and build valuable skills for your career – find out more about choosing a higher education qualification

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Earn while you learn

Understand the benefits of work-based qualifications, what you could be doing as an apprentice and how to apply.

HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE

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Fixing the future

Chemical scientists with their eye on the bigger picture: meet those who work to relieve the increasing pressures on the world’s resources.

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Make the difference game

Find a career driven by your passion. Our interactive careers’ game matches your personality and interests with jobs.

GOING TO UNIVERSITY

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Routes into university

Explanation of the general entry requirements to study chemistry at university and what you can do if you do not have the necessary qualifications.

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Student finance

Find out how much university is likely to cost, where to apply for student finance and ideas on additional sources of income.

FIND OUT ABOUT APPRENTICESHIPS

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Which apprenticeship?

Discover which work-based science qualifications are available where you live and the different levels available

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Search and apply

Understand how to search and apply for work-based qualifications such as an apprenticeship