Chemistry

A Level

KEY FACTS

Qualification Type

A Level

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in combined science or grade 6 in two separate sciences including chemistry.
Grade 6 to 9 in GCSE Mathematics

Assessment

Paper 1 35% Physical/ Inorganic and relevant practicals.
Paper 2 35% Physical/Organic and relevant practicals.
Paper 3 30% Physical/Inorganic/Organic and relevant practicals.

Opportunities for Work Related Activities

Lab work at Bristol University and visiting lecturers/speakers
Why are carrots that particular shade of orange? Why can’t you get polythene wet? Because the world is made of chemicals, it is simply amazing the things that chemistry can explain!

Course Overview

Year 1

Physical chemistry – Atoms/bonding/kinetics/acids
Inorganic chemistry – Periodicity/Group 2 chemistry/Group 7 chemistry
Organic chemistry – Alkanes/alkenes/alcohols/ halogenoalkanes/analysis

Year 2

Physical chemistry – Thermodynamics/equilibria/electrode potentials/acids
Inorganic chemistry – Period 3/transition metals/ions and solutions
Organic chemistry – Instrumental analysis/ polymers/biochemistry/alcohol derivatives

Progression

University science-based courses as well as anything involving numeracy or manipulating complex and varied ideas.

Careers

Medicine; Dentistry; Veterinary Science; Pharmacology; Forensic Science; Analytical Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Scientific Research; Environmental Consultant; Teacher; Chartered Certified Accountant; Patent Attorney; Science Writer; Management.