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Chemistry

A level
Subject Lead - Miss Parr

Is this course for me?

Chemistry is exciting and challenging. Studying A Level Chemistry is a route for some fantastic career opportunities in the areas of Science, Medicine and Engineering. Challenges facing society today can often be overcome with the work of chemists. Chemistry helps us to live more sustainably, contributing towards the development of renewable and low carbon energy sources. Synthesis of organic molecules can help us to develop pharmaceuticals and improve human health in a changing world. Entry to this course requires a minimum grade 6 at GCSE in Maths and Science higher grade passes.

Areas of study

In the first year of the A-level students are given a solid grounding in physical, organic and inorganic chemistry which will give them an excellent foundation to build on. Practical work is at the heart of the study of chemistry and the skills andIn the first year of the A-level students are given a solid grounding in physical, organic and inorganic chemistry which will give them an excellent foundation to build on. Practical work is at the heart of the study of chemistry and the skills andknowledge students learn will stand them in good stead in their future scientific careers and at university. Students’ practical skills and knowledge will be assessed in all of the exams that they will take alongside their theoretical knowledge and understanding. 

Paper 1:
Inorganic chemistry with relevant physical chemistry.AssessmentWritten exam 2 hrs35% of A-level.

Paper 2:
Organic chemistry with relevant physical chemistry.AssessmentWritten exam 2 hrs35% of A-level.

Paper 3:
All practical skills, all content.Assessment written exam 2 hrs30% of A-level.

Future Opportunities

Chemistry can open so many doors for you in the future. It is seen as a challenging, academic and rigorous A level that will impress a lot of universities / employers. A level chemistry can lead to many careers in healthcare such as medicine, pharmacy and dentistry but is also extremely useful in careers in the biological sciences, physics, mathematics, pharmacology and analytical chemistry. Chemistry is also taken by many law applicants as it shows you can cope with difficult concepts.Chemistry can open so many doors for you in the future. It is seen as a challenging, academic and rigorous A level that will impress a lot of universities / employers. A level chemistry can lead to many careers in healthcare such as medicine, pharmacy and dentistry but is also extremely useful in careers in the biological sciences, physics, mathematics, pharmacology and analytical chemistry. Chemistry is also taken by many law applicants as it shows you can cope with difficult concepts.

Exam Board: AQA

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