AS/A Level Chemistry

Start Date

Mon Sep 09 2024

Day / Time



1 year



AS/A Level Chemistry

For A-level Chemistry, we follow the AQA specification and study in depth three main pathways: physical, inorganic and organic chemistry.

We pick up where you left off with GCSE, taking a more in-depth look at familiar topics such as bonding, atomic structure, reversible reactions/equilibria as well as alkanes and alkenes.

Chemistry is the study of all chemical substances and how to change one chemical into another.

The food you eat, the air you breathe, your own body, the plants and streets around you are all made of chemicals.

Throughout the course, we look at real-world applications of chemistry including how it powers the batteries in your mobile phones through redox reactions, how it is used to test for and quantify alcohol in breath/blood samples and how it can be used to outline the gut during x-rays.

Chemistry is also studied in an environmental and social context with there being a large focus on pollution and sustainability.

With all industries facing pressures to become more sustainable and create a safe environment for future generations, Chemistry is all the more important as it helps to decrease pollution by detecting the toxins and by destroying them.

We also look at the problems and solutions of polymer disposal; the cause of ozone depletion; as well as carbon neutral processes, for example using ethanol as a biofuel, amongst other current issues that we as a planet are facing.

If you enjoy logical problem-solving, then chemistry is for you.

You’ll develop strong mathematical skills; as well as skills in analysis; time management and organisation; recording and monitoring data; and teamwork with exciting practical work embedded throughout.

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