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Welcome to Chemistry & Physics

Chemistry and Physics Live Recording

Our Chemistry and Physics event is now over but feel free to watch our recording!

About Chemistry & Physics

We're proud of our Science centre - home to passionate teachers who stay on top of the latest research, state of the art facilities to rival universities, and contacts with an impressive network of professionals within STEM and BioMed fields, all ready to inspire and inform.

As a Science student, you will also have access to extensive online resources outside of the classroom. Masterclasses on a range of topics will open your mind; from genetic engineering to hands-on experience of patient simulators. Meanwhile, laboratory placements, summer school opportunities, and trips will provide experiences to help you plan your career.

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A-level Chemistry

A-level Chemistry Structure:

100% Exams 0% Coursework

3 x 1.5-hour lessons per week


A-level Chemistry Entry Requirements:

5 or more GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language.

Grade 6 or above in two GCSE Sciences, one of which must be Chemistry OR you must have at least 6:6 in GCSE Combined Science.

You must have a grade 6 or higher in GCSE Maths.

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A-level Physics

A-level Physics Structure:

100% Exams 0% Coursework

3 x 1.5-hour lessons per week


A-level Physics Entry Requirements:

5 or more GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language.

Grade 6 or above in two GCSE Sciences, one of which must be Physics OR you must have at least 6:6 in GCSE Combined Science.

You must have a grade 6 or higher in GCSE Maths.

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Meet Your Teachers!

Our Chemistry and Physics Teams are made up of passionate subject specialists, who stay on top of the latest research and have access to an impressive network of industry professionals within the BioMed and STEM sectors.

They come from a wide range of scientific and educational backgrounds, ensuring that you learn from real-world knowledge and experience.

Helpful Videos

Take a look at these recordings from our previous Live Events.

Hear our subject specialists talk about different aspects of the courses and answering questions from other students interested in studying a Physics or Chemistry course at St Brendan's.

Chemistry Open Day

Chemistry FAQs

Physics Open Day

Physics FAQs

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A-level Physics Student: Elizaveta

'Physics broadened my understanding of the world. I learnt to appreciate technology which we often take for granted. The work of past and present scientists inspired me to pursue a career in Science so maybe I too can help make the world a better place. I think the most important lesson that I learnt is that, when it comes to what you can accomplish, the sky's the limit. I will be studying Chemistry at Bristol University next year.

Elizaveta Studied: Physics, Chemistry and Maths

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A-level Chemistry Student: Ralph

'I picked Chemistry as one of my A-levels because it interests me how different chemicals can be reacted together under specific conditions to synthesise new compounds and show different visible reactions. The Organic Chemistry module is the part I most enjoyed since we got to learn about various synthetic pathways and how they are involved both in industry and in everyday items that we use. I plan to study Medicine after St Brendan's.'

Ralph Studied: Chemistry, Biology, Psychology and Maths

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Alumni: Tommy

After St Brendan's, I went straight to university to study Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol. I found it really enjoyable. Both the course and university life has matched up to my expectations.

I had support in writing my personal statement at St Brendan's as well as lots of encouragement from my teachers. The advice I would give students would be to apply for what you want to do, and not what people tell you to apply for. Plenty of people said I wasn't going to get into veterinary and I almost gave up on the idea.

At the moment, I am looking at moving to Canada for several years and planning on working/volunteering in several different countries over the first 10 years of my career, before settling down somewhere and working for a small animal hospital.

Tommy Studied: Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

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STEM - The Science Behind Success

The STEM group at St Brendan's is enrichment and support for students studying subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Geography, IT and Computer Science, who wish tp pursue a high-salary career in some of the fastest-growing industry sectors.

You will get support with:

  • Choosing the right university and courses for your goals
  • Applications for Summer Schools or Research Placements
  • University research projects and work experience


You'll get access to:

  • The option of extending subject studies through cross-subject research projects
  • Master Classes with university and established industry professionals
  • Entry to competitions and awards such as Olympiads and Crest Gold Awards
  • Trips including to CERN and Bletchly Park

STEM Alumni

Take a look at what some of our recent STEM students are up to now!

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Careers in Chemistry & Physics

Chemistry & Physics students from St Brendan's progress to a wide range of university courses and apprenticeships.

Every year our dedicated Careers Teams arrange Careers Fairs and sector-specific events for students to explore all of their options. They also arrange talks from industry experts and St Brendan's Alumni.

Throughout your time at St Brendan's, the Careers Team door is always open for one-to-one appointments and advice and guidance.


Use the Pathways tool below to explore various progression routes to numerous careers through Higher Education courses and Apprenticeships.

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