A-Level Chemistry builds on chemical concepts from GCSE. On this course you will develop essential knowledge and understanding of different Chemistry topics and how they interrelate. You will study topics including atomic structure, electrons and bonding, the periodic table, organic chemistry, modern analytical techniques, energy and resources. Over the course you will deepen understanding of how science works; appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how science affects the economy, environment and society; develop safe and effective practical skills of manipulating lab equipment, handling chemicals, observation, analysis and evaluation; develop your enthusiasm for chemistry and prepare for further study and careers in chemistry and the sciences.
A-Level chemistry builds upon chemical concepts developed at GCSE. At A-Level you will develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of chemistry and how they inter-relate; develop and demonstrate deeper understanding of how science works and develop safe and effective practical skills of manipulating laboratory equipment.
In the first year, students will study a number of units such as the fundamentals of atomic structure and reactions and studying the fundamentals of organic chemistry. In the second year, students will study a number of units such as patterns and reactions in transition metals and energetic reactions
A GCSE grade 5 in Maths, Combined Science 66 or Chemistry grade 6. ,Our general entry requirements to study 3 A-Levels or any mixed level 3 programme are: 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English Language and/or Maths at grade 5. Subject specific entry criteria may also apply. Our general entry requirements to study 4 A-Levels are: 6 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English Language and Maths at grade 6. Subject specific entry criteria may also apply.
The content will be assessed by three written exams at the end of the second year. There will also be a practical endorsement of Chemistry which will be assessed (non-exam) as part of the course.
At the end of the second year you will achieve an A level in Chemistry.
A-Level Chemistry is essential for entry to courses in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, biochemistry, pharmacy, some biology courses, chemical engineering, and, obviously, chemistry.
Students are expected to buy a course textbook (approximately £20) each year; there is an optional revision guide (approximately £10) each year.
.Chemistry is a demanding A level subject with a high level or workload both in and outside of the classroom. Therefore, we require students to be highly motivated and willing to work hard in this subject.