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College welcomes new chemistry lecturer

A new member of staff has joined the A-levels and Access programmes where he’s sharing his expertise in chemistry and science.

Dr James Vile teaches A-level chemistry, GCSE science, Welsh Baccalaureate and is the course tutor on the Access to Science programme. 

With a degree and PhD in chemistry, awarded by Cardiff University, Dr Vile has experience working extensively within the chemical industry at 3M Health Care and Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies.

Dr Vile is a passionate chemist who believes chemistry is of fundamental importance within society. “Chemistry is a fascinating subject that impacts our lives on a daily basis,” he said. “Society would not be as advanced as it is today without many of the major discoveries in chemistry such as fuels, plastics and green technology.”

He is an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys sharing his knowledge with his students.

Dr James Vile added: “Chemistry is a fun subject that allows learners to develop an understanding of how and why things work. There are many practical elements within the subject and learners are often treated to dramatic demonstrations within the classroom.

“Within the college there are relatively small class sizes which allows excellent working relationships to develop between staff and students which can only have a positive effect on achievement.”

Traditionally studied as an A-level subject, chemistry has been identified as a key facilitating subject by the Russell Group of elite universities. 

The study of chemistry is essential for those wanting to study key subjects such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary science but also opens doors into a wide range of careers. 

 

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