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A-Level

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of substances, what they are made of, how they interact and what role they play in living things. Chemistry is a highly valued and necessary qualification, required by universities when applying to study degrees in chemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmaceuticals and dentistry.

Exam Board

OCR A

Entry Requirements

GCSE grades 6-6 in combined science or a grade 6 in chemistry (if studied as a separate science) and a GCSE grade 6 in maths.

Assessment

  • 100% Exams
An introduction to Chemistry Presentation About this course

What is chemistry?

Chemistry is the study of substances, what they are made of, how they interact and what role they play in living things. Chemistry is a highly valued and necessary qualification, required by universities when applying to study degrees in chemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmaceuticals and dentistry.

 

What will I study?

The first year of the A level course will cover organic chemistry, including alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, haloalkanes and organic synthesis reactions, the inorganic/physical chemistry including moles, bonding and structure, redox reactions, energy changes, reversible reactions and equilibria.

In the second year you will develop a deeper knowledge and understanding and prepare for the external examinations. The course also includes a non-exam assessment practical endorsement.

 

Trips, visits and enrichments:

  • The chemistry Olympiad
  • HE+ chemistry sessions
  • Many chemistry students are involved with the student-led medical ethics enrichment activity

 

What can it lead to?

Students’ progress to degree programmes including chemistry and chemical engineering, medical courses such as medicine, pharmacy, optometry, biomedical science, veterinary medicine and dentistry. Biochemistry and related subjects are also followed.

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