Why study Chemistry at A-Level?
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 the 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)