Chemistry A Level
What will I learn?
Module 1 – Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry
Module 2 – Foundations in Chemistry
Module 3 – The Periodic Table and Energy
Module 4 – Core Organic Chemistry
Module 5 – Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements
Module 6 – Organic Chemistry and Analysis
GCSE Grade 6 in Chemsitry, or Core and Additional Science (not Additional Applied), GCSE Grade 5 in Maths and a GCSE points average of 5.7.
How long will it take to qualify?
How will I be assessed?
01. Periodic table, elements and physical Chemistry (2 hours 15 min exam), A Level weighting: 37%
02. Synthesis and analytical techniques (2 hours 15 min exam), A Level weighting: 37%
03. Unified Chemistry (1 hour 30 min exam), A Level weighting: 26%
Additional Learning Opportunities
Specialist support is available if you hope to progress into Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry with the Virtual Medicine for Aspiring Medics activity. There may also be the opportunity to join the Chemistry Society, take part in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge and higher achieving students are entered for the Chemistry Olympiad competition.
Who is this course aimed at?
Chemistry is attractive to students who:
- Like problem solving and application of knowledge in unfamiliar situations
- Enjoy using mathematical skills
- Are interested in Chemistry and enjoy working hard
- Are good at manipulating practical equipment
Chemistry is a desirable qualification for a wide range of Higher Education courses and careers but it is essential for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, Environmental Management and Pharmacy. Many of our students go on to careers in these areas.
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