A Level Chemistry at Grindon Hall Christian School - GHCS
This course will give you a well-rounded understanding of physical, inorganic and organic Chemistry.
The topics that are taught on this two year A Level course are:
- Physical Chemistry Topics
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Relevant Practical Skills
- Organic Chemistry
Minimum entry requirements are in line with the School’s admission policy, but at least a grade B in GCSE Maths and Chemistry is recommended. Separate Science (Chemistry) is not essential but desirable.
You will take three exams at the end of the two years which include a mixture of short answer, long answer and multiple choice questions. The A2 papers include synoptic questions. All three papers are two hours long.
Higher Education Opportunities
Chemistry with a year in industry is a popular degree for students at university. National programmes are available in Applied Chemistry, and in Sport Studies, Beauty Therapy, Applied Biology, Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Management, Countryside Management, Environmental Science, Equine Management and Horticulture.
Degrees in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine all require Chemistry. Pharmacy, Forensic Science and Environmental Science degrees are wholly or partly Chemistry-based.
Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering degrees can lead to research in universities or in industry, to hands-on or management work in industry, or to teaching at a variety of levels.
Employment in the Chemical, Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industries also requires a Chemistry degree.
Many employers are impressed by a proven track record of scientific, analytical thinking and problem-solving.
You can download the specification for this course and sample assessment material (past exam papers) from www.aqa.org.uk. You are strongly recommended to look through these so that you are fully informed about the course and what you will learn to see if it is right for you.
Complementary subject at A Levels
Maths, Biology and Physics
Mrs S Stayman
Head of Chemistry
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grindon Hall Christian School - GHCS directly.