A Level Chemistry

  • Chemistry suits students with an inquisitive logical mind and for those who enjoy problem solving;
  • Chemistry is the central, useful and creative science - it underpins other scientific disciplines.
  • If you are interested in developing new, revolutionary substances that could improve our health, lifestyles, and environment, then this course is for you!

A Level Chemistry

Chemistry is the science that systematically studies the composition, properties, and activity of organic and inorganic substances and various elementary forms of matter.

At AS level t At A2 level Unit A2 2: Analytical, Transition Metals, Electrochemistry and Further Organic Chemistry Unit A2 3: Internal Assessment

 

ChemistryCourse Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2

At AS

  • AS1: Basic Concepts in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry

  • AS 2: Further Physical and Inorganic Chemistry and Introduction to Organic Chemistry

  • AS 3: Basic Practical Chemistry

At A2

  • A2 1: Periodic Trends and Further Organic, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry

  • A2 2: Analytical, Transition Metals, Stlouisgrammar and Further Organic Chemistry

  • A2 3: Further Practical Chemistry

 

Who does it suit?

Chemistry suits students:

  • with an inquisitive logical mind;

  • who enjoy problem solving;

Chemistry requires good mathematical processing skills and overlaps with both Physics and Biology.

Chemistry is the central, useful and creative science - it underpins other scientific disciplines.

If you are interested in developing new, revolutionary substances that could improve our health, lifestyles, and environment, then this course is for you!

Chemistry is taught at A Level by Mr. Moan, the Head of Chemistry. The subject is assessed both externally (75%) and internally (25%). The internal component takes the form of two 150 minute practical exams taken in year 13 and 14.



I always liked Chemistry as it came quite easily to me, I liked the theories we covered and we had a great teacher.
Lauren Byrne studying Biological Sciences at Imperial College London

A Level Chemistry Entry Requirements

This qualification requires pupils to have:

7 GCSEs A*-C - including a B grade in GCSE Chemistry. A B grade in Biology would be useful.

Chemistry is one of those subjects that what you get out of it reflects the effort you have put in. I worked hard from the start in sixth form and it paid off. I got into my first choice university course.
Past Pupil

This course could lead to careers and higher education in:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Catalysis
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Sales
  • Chemical Technology
  • Colloid Science
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products
  • Environmental Law
  • Food Chemistry
  • Forensic Science
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Management
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Organic Chemist
  • Patent Law
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry

Contact Us

If you do not already go to St. Louis and you are thinking about joining us in sixth form then please fill in the form below to receive an electronic version of the prospectus or to arrange an interview with the Senior Management Team.