A Level Chemistry

Course Content

Students study 3 topics:

Physical Chemistry

This is the study of macroscopic, atomic, subatomic, and particulate phenomena in chemical systems in terms of laws and concepts of physics.

Inorganic Chemistry

This deals with the synthesis and behaviour of inorganic and organometallic compounds. This field covers all chemical compounds except organic compounds.

Organic Chemistry

This involves the scientific study of the structure, properties, and reactions of organic compounds and organic materials, i.e. matter in its various forms which contain carbon atoms.

How will students be assessed?

AS-level: Two 1 hour 30 minute exams (50% each)
A-level: Three 2 hour exams (35%, 35% & 30%)
There is no assessed coursework.

Why choose A Level Chemistry?

Chemistry is relevant to many sectors of industry, because it is used in the development and manufacture of all products used, especially new technology. It is a highly regarded A-level subject that is well recognised by universities and employers and can provide diverse career opportunities, including Medicine, Biochemistry, Forensic Science, Petrochemical or Pharmaceutical industries, Law and Accounting. Teaching and learning combines theoretical and practical approaches and develops many important skills including problem solving, communication data handling and analysis, teamwork and risk management.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

There are opportunities to attend lectures at the Royal Society of Chemistry and prestigious universities such as Imperial College and UCL.