Chemistry AS/A Level

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.

Additional
Two grade 6s in GCSE Science (if separate sciences have been taken a grade 6 in Chemistry) plus Maths at 6 grade or above.
Assessment
100 % written exams with a separate practical grade awarded in the second year.
Progression
Chemistry is suitable for a wide variety of scientific and non-scientific degree courses since it encompasses all the key skill areas; it also encourages imaginative critical and logical thinking for problem solving. In science, Chemistry plays central role impinging on a wide variety of disciplines. A level Chemistry is a compulsory course requirement for students intending to study the medical, veterinary or dental sciences, biochemistry and chemistry. In addition, most biological and environmental courses require a sound A' level pass. As a subject, it is valued for the analytical powers and the academic rigour of its training and thus it lays a suitable foundation for careers such as law, accountancy and economics where these qualities are valued.