A Level Chemistry

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code UP21Ch
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

A Level chemistry complements the study of biology, physics, mathematics, and geography.  Students who have recently studied chemistry at Uplands have gone on to study medicine, veterinary science, accountancy, chemistry, radiology, forensic science, disaster management, media, sport science, law, psychology, and history.    

Details

The topics cover a range of physical, organic and inorganic chemistry with links to applications in the modern world. Topics include atomic structure, the Periodic Table, amounts of substance, redox chemistry, analytical techniques, instrumental techniques, organic reactions and mechanisms, energetics, equilibria, transition metals, electrochemistry and acid/base equilibria. Students should recognise the value of chemistry to society, and how it may be used responsibly. 

Students will undertake practical work, investigative work, and problem-solving tasks during lessons.  There is both independent and group work employed as appropriate as we cover various aspects of the A Level syllabus.   


A Level chemistry complements the study of biology, physics, mathematics, and geography.  Students who have recently studied chemistry at Uplands have gone on to study medicine, veterinary science, accountancy, chemistry, radiology, forensic science, disaster management, media, sport science, law, psychology, and history.   

  

Chemistry students have gone on to work in chemical research, television, in the RAF (pilot), the city, accountancy, medicine, the chemical industry, and education.  The list is endless.   

The skills gained from studying chemistry can be transferred to any other subject and are highly valued by both universities and employers.   

How will it be delivered?

Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. 30%. 

• Advanced Organic and Physical Chemistry. 30%.   

• General and Practical Skills in Chemistry. 40%.   

• Practical endorsement (completion essential). 0%.   

• Non-examined assessment.  No assessed coursework.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE's at grade 5 or above (Including English and Mathematics) as a base requirement plus Grade 6 in Chemistry and one other science plus grade 6 in Mathematics and English

*Students with a secure grade five in this subject may be considered for the A Level course, on a case by case basis and subject to availability of places.