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"I really enjoy seeing the theoretical side of Chemistry come to life in the practicals we do."

Darcey, Sixth Form Chemistry student

Chemistry

Why study this A Level subject?

Do you enjoy working in the laboratory? Do chemical symbols make sense to you? If you know your H2O from your H2SO4 then study Chemistry! 

TOPICS OF STUDY AT A LEVEL

Organic Chemistry - At A Level groups covered include alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, carboxylic acids.
 
Inorganic Chemistry - This covers atomic structure, bonding, and trends in the periodic table. And a little bit of:
 
Physical Chemistry (get your calculator out!) - Energy changes, and rates of reaction.
 

OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

To organise and run junior chemistry club. Science Society, Biomedical Society, National Science & Engineering Week.
 

WHAT THIS SUBJECT MIGHT LEAD TO

Chemistry A Level is a requirement for many university courses. Recently A Level chemists have left to read Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Natural Sciences and Chemical Engineering at the top institutions in the country. Also, recent HCS chemists are now studying Economics, Business, English, Sports Science, Classics, Maths and more.
 

SUGGESTED ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT (IF APPLICABLE)

Minimum B in GCSE Additional Science or GCSE Chemistry. B grade in maths is also recommended.

Download> Suggested A Level Chemistry revision guides

DOWNLOAD> SUGGESTED PRE-READING FOR CHEMISTRY UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

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