A Level chemistry gives you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of chemistry. It covers the key concepts of chemistry with practical skills integrated throughout the course. This combination of academic challenge and practical focus makes the prospect of studying A Level chemistry highly appealing.
You will learn about chemistry in a range of contexts, investigate and solve problems and build practical skills through a range of experiments and investigations. You will develop a sound grasp of theories, concepts and chemicals, many of which you meet in everyday life; what are polymers and how are they made, how do they ‘design’ pharmaceuticals, what exactly are catalysts and which chemical elements and compounds do we rely upon day after day? Chemistry and the work of the chemist is all around us and understanding that in a very practical way makes the subject exciting.
Chemistry A Level topics include:
ACTIVITY SHEET – Click to download activities designed to give you a deeper understanding of the subject.
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You need grade 6 in Chemistry or two 6s in double science, and grade 5 or above in English and Maths.
You will be assessed through written examinations, with regular internal assessment taking place as the course unfolds. The written exams assess your knowledge of both theory and practical skills. Your final A Level exam will be made up of three exam papers covering the entire programme at the end of year two.
A Level chemistry is an excellent base for a university degree in healthcare such as medicine, pharmacy and dentistry as well as the biological sciences, physics, mathematics, pharmacology, analytical chemistry and law. There is a growing number of students starting Higher Apprenticeships after their A Levels and some find employment in the technical and analytical world of work.
To comply with our safety policy, you are expected to buy a lab coat which can be purchased via the College online store when you enrol. You will also need a calculator and we suggest you buy an appropriate textbook.
A Levels (Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics)
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