If you are curious about why atoms do what they do, have an inquisitive nature and enjoy a challenge and finding out about new ideas then Chemistry is for you. A Level Chemistry covers a range of topics ranging from the fundamental structure of atoms, to why acids are acidic, to the molecules that make up life. There are also great opportunities for practical work alongside many of the modules.
There are three examinations in Year 13,
each two hours long.
- Paper 1: Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
- Paper 2: Organic and Physical Chemistry
- Paper 3: Synoptic paper - practical skills,
data analysis and any topics from paper 1 or 2.
The Practical Endorsement is assessed
through the completion of 12+ Core Practicals, and is awarded in addition to your A Level grade.
Grades 666 in Separate Sciences
Grades 66 in Combined Science PLUS Grade 6 in Mathematics
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking
- Time management
- Practical chemistry
- Forensic Science
- STEM careers
How does this course link to other subjects?
Chemistry complements other Sciences well, in addition to Mathematics. Physical Chemistry is based on physical laws, while organic Chemistry links very well to the biochemistry studied in Biology. A strong foundation in Mathematics will aid with some of the topics studied.