A Level Chemistry

A Level Chemistry


Mrs Y Haymonds




A Level Chemistry

Grade 7 in GCSE Chemistry or 7-7 in GCSE combined Science, plus a 6 in GCSE Maths. Students achieving a Grade 6 in Chemistry / Science will be considered for this course, but must first discuss their place with the Head of Science

Why choose A Level Chemistry?

Chemistry is an exciting, highly rewarding and versatile A-level, which helps explain the world around us. A-level Chemistry helps you understand the manufacturing process of many products you use, as well as looking in more detail at the smaller things in life, such as the nature of atoms and bonds. The chance to discover a new drug to fight a disease, or the opportunity to develop a new material that will have worldwide usage are just two things that people with a background in Chemistry could achieve in the future.

The three key areas of Chemistry are all studied: Organic Chemistry (the study of molecules and reactions containing carbon), Inorganic Chemistry (the study of molecules and reactions not involving carbon) and Physical Chemistry (the study of kinetics and energy changes in reactions). The course is highly mathematical, in particular, Physical Chemistry. Although very useful, you do not need to take maths A level to succeed at Chemistry. However, a mathematical aptitude and confidence with the subject are essential. The course is taught as a blend of theory work and practical work, which helps reinforce concepts and gives you the chance to apply your knowledge.

How you will be assessed in A Level Chemistry:

The A level course is assessed by three 2 hour papers, which incorporate assessment of practical techniques and include a mix of short and longer answer questions.

Additional Information

A level Chemistry is a demanding and highly academic course and is only suitable for students who have a true passion for the subject and have the required abilities. Chemistry is a very highly regarded A level by universities and is a preferred subject for numerous university degrees.

21 April, 2021


Updated 30/03/2021


URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer


Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

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Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

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The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson


21 April, 2021


Updated 20/07/2020


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