Everyone enjoys seeing amazing chemical reactions such as firework displays but to understand how they work you have to use your brain and imagination. Chemistry is the study of reactions at molecular level. What you see when you burn magnesium or put some indicator into an acid are clues about what is going on at the molecular level. Chemists interpret what we see so that we can model what happens at the atomic and sub-atomic level.
A Level Chemistry is essential for medicine and many other related degree courses as graduates are sought after to work in a wide range of jobs. The skills learnt are transferable to other situations as you learn to be organised, think logically and present ideas clearly.
A minimum of five GCSEs (with two at grade 6, and three at grade 4), including at least 2 6s in Science.
GCSE English at a minimum of grade 4. GCSE Maths at a minimum of grade 6.
Chemistry is a versatile subject that develops many important skills which are valued and recognised by both potential employers and universities. If you are interested in studying any medical based subject, for example, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or veterinary science, a good grade in Chemistry at A Level is a compulsory requirement.
Course books are provided for all students in addition to a range of resources, including Kerboodle. This provides online support with interactive tutorials, maths skills boosters and revision podcasts. Chemistry is a good subject to study alongside Biology, Physics, Maths and Psychology.
Six modules to study over 2 years:
Unit 01: Development of practical skills in Chemistry
Unit 02: Foundations in Chemistry
Unit 03: Periodic Table and Energy
Unit 04: Core Organic Chemistry
Unit 05: Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements
Unit 06: Organic Chemistry and Analysis
You will be assessed by a variety of methods over the course. There will be regular class tests, homework, practical activities and research tasks..
No coursework. A practical endorsement is reported separately if you complete the core experiments.
3 written exams at the end of the second year.