Chemistry

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

Chemistry is everywhere, from microscopic organisms to distant galaxies from medical discoveries to volcanic eruptions.

It is the only science that is compulsory for further study of medicine.

Opportunities to develop teamwork, communication, IT and application of number skills.

Being a practical subject you will have the chance to conduct experiments as well as take part in discussions, problem solving and to benefit from traditional teaching.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Year 1 (AS) – Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.

Year 2 (A-Level) – kinetics, equilibria, organic chemistry, energetics, redox and inorganic chemistry.

The AS course can be completed as a stand-alone qualification when you follow the first year of the A-Level course.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

AS – two exams (practical-based exam questions will appear in both papers)

A-Level – three written papers (practical-based exam questions worth 15%)

You will be expected to complete at least 12 practical activities over the two years.

 

PROGRESSION

University courses and careers in Environmental, Forensic, Food and Textiles Sciences, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry. Science-based apprenticeships.