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A Level Chemistry at The Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough

Course description

Why Chemistry?

The course aims to develop interest in Chemistry in particular, but also in science generally, whilst preparing students for employment or further studies. Confidence in laboratory skills will be developed and safe practice is stressed as being essential. The course also aims to develop the key skills of communication, application of number, working with others, problem solving and information technology.

It may be important to note that at many universities, courses in Medicine, Biological Science or Medical Sciences require Chemistry to at least AS level.

How does learning differ from Pre-16 study?

In Chemistry we find that the students who have well developed, independent study skills cope much better with the big leap in responsibility for their own learning. Students who completed their work and met deadlines at GCSE, prove year on year that they are the most successful at making the transition to A-Level.

Specifically the course relies heavily on skills developed at GCSE in understanding mathematical principles and explaining concepts in terms of the particle model. Being able to modify old ideas based on new information as well as handle abstract concepts are essential.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

QEHS standard entry requirements will apply and in addition students will be expected to have a grade B or above in GCSE/iGCSE Chemistry or grade B in GCSE Science and Additional Science.

Future opportunities


Beyond A2, you might expect to move into careers in almost anything. Chemistry is a highly regarded qualification and if you can succeed in Chemistry you can put your mind to anything.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough directly.

Last updated date: 03 March 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years