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
Course Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2
- 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
- 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.
This course could lead to careers and higher education in:
- Analytical Chemistry
- Chemical Engineering
- Chemical Sales
- Chemical Technology
- Colloid Science
- Consumer Products
- Environmental Law
- Food Chemistry
- Forensic Science
- Hazardous Waste
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemist
- Patent Law
- Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry