Chemistry (A Level)

GCE A LEVEL

Introduction to course

A Level Chemistry is about connecting the everyday world to the molecular world. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamental properties of matter and of the chemical reactions that form the building blocks of modern medicine and material science. Students can expect a hands-on course, in which practical skills are developed in coordination with their knowledge of the subject material.

Exam board/specification

AQA 7405

Entry Requirements

  • Grades 6/6 in Triology or a Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry
  • Grades 5 in English and Mathematics

Modules/Units

  • Topic 1: Physical chemistry
  • Topic 2: Inorganic chemistry
  • Topic 3: Organic chemistry

A2 Assessments

  • Paper 1: Written paper – 2 hrs
    Topics: 1 and 2 and relevant practical skills
    Weighting: 35% of total A Level marks
  • Paper 2: Written paper – 2 hrs
    Topics: 1 and 3 and relevant practical skills
    Weighting: 35% of total A Level marks
  • Paper 3: Written paper – 2 hrs
    Topics: All and relevant practical skills
    Weighting: 30% of total A Level marks

Progression Routes

An A Level in Chemistry can lead to a career in medicine, engineering, nanotechnology, teaching, accountancy, laboratory research, patenting, law, academic research, economics, business and many others.