The total number of students entered for chemistry A-level increased by 9.2 per cent
The total number of students entered for chemistry A-level increased by 9.2 per cent from 44,051 last year to 48,082.
|Result table for chemistry|
|A-level||2010||2011||% change from 2010|
|Female / Male ratio||47.8% / 52.2%||47.3% / 52.7%||--|
Professor David Phillips welcomed the rise in the number of students sitting chemistry A-level, which has increased 19.4 per cent over the last five years and reflects how teenagers value the subject.
'This is wonderful news and highlights the importance young people are placing on subjects of great value and academic rigour,' said Professor Phillips. 'This International Year of Chemistry has been a great opportunity for the RSC to demonstrate to students how essential chemistry and chemistry research is in overcoming the challenges of sustainable food, water and energy, and maintaining the good health and economic prosperity of the country.'
'Chemistry touches all our lives in ways we don't often realise and it is great so many students are taking up the subject, giving themselves a huge range of career options to decide on should they continue to study chemistry at university.'