A level Chemistry requires the use of higher GCSE maths skills. All of the assessment for the A level will come from 3 external examinations at the end of Year 13.

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry and one other GCSE science or Grade 6-6 in Science (Combined) and Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics. You must have maturity, self-discipline, good study skills and the motivation to succeed.

<b>A-Level Year 1</b>

Course Content:

Physical Chemistry Including atomic structure, amount of substance, bonding, energetics, kinetics, chemical equilibria and le Chatelliers. 

Inorganic Chemistry Including periodicity, group 2 the alkaline earth metals, group 7, the halogens. 

Organic Chemistry. Including introduction to organic chemistry, alkanes, halogenoalkanes, alkenes, alcohols and organic analysis.

<b>A-Level Year 2</b>

Course Content:

Physical Chemistry Including thermodynamics, rate equations, equilibrium constant (Kc) for homogenous systems, electrode potentials and electrochemical cells. 

Inorganic Chemistry Including properties of period 3 elements and their oxides, transition metals and reactions of ions in aqueous solution. 

Organic Chemistry Including optical isomerism, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, aromatic chemistry, amines, polymers, amino acids, proteins and DNA & organic synthesis.