What are the main features of this course?
An insight into the everyday uses of chemistry and the impact it has on our lives. A combination of challenge and practical work. Topics covered include:
- Acids and bases
- Energy changes
- Rates of reaction
- Reversible reactions
- Organic chemistry
You will also carry out regular practical work which will contribute towards the practical endorsement.
Hours of lessons per week: 5
Indicative group size: 20
How is the course assessed?
By externally set and marked examinations in the summer. The practical endorsement is a non-exam assessment which is achieved by meeting a set of twelve practical skills that are assessed by your teacher during the course.
Who should study this course?
Chemistry is essential for students wishing to study Medicine or wanting to work in the chemical industry. It is ideal for students who are interested in science and want to know how chemistry impacts on our lives and the world around us.
Where can I go next?
Chemistry is an excellent basis for university students studying Health Care, including Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Dentistry as well as other many Science courses. It is also highly desirable for many other degree courses such as Law and Finance as it shows an ability to think logically and to cope with abstract concepts.
‘Doing A level Chemistry was at first challenging subject, however it was also a very rewarding subject. In the endgame, you realise that the content is straightforward and logical. As long as you do the homework, listen to your teacher and battle through many many past papers, that A/A* will definitely become true
Chemistry is a challenging but very rewarding subject. The content is straightforward and logical. As long as you do the homework, listen to your teacher and practice past papers, you can get the grade you want