Chemistry AS/A Level
Building upon your GCSE Science, your understanding of quantitative chemistry, structures and patterns of reactions will be developed during your first year, whilst in the second year more challenging areas of the subject will be considered. Excellent laboratories, computer facilities and equipment will enable you to become proficient at qualitative and quantitative analysis and you will learn to synthesise organic compounds. You will use data logging techniques and computer simulations to follow chemical reactions.
Students have attended Chemistry lectures in London as well as visiting the Chemistry department at Oxford University. They have also competed in both the Chemistry Olympiad and Chemistry Challenge, run by Cambridge University.
Entry requirements: Two grade 6s in GCSE Science (if separate sciences have been taken a grade 6 in Chemistry) plus Maths at 6 grade or above.
Course assessment: 100 % written exams with a separate practical grade awarded in the second year.