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Chemistry A Level at Twynham School

Course description

Chemistry is the study of substances; how they react and what they are made of. You will see the evidence for current ideas about the structure of atoms and molecules, and how our knowledge of chemical behaviour can be used to design polymers, fuels, medicines, and other products that can add quality to our lives.


A level Chemistry extends your ideas from GCSE to give a more detailed understanding of atomic structure and bonding, reaction rates and organic molecules and their reactions. You will also study a variety of spectroscopic and chromatographic methods used to find structure, and identify and analyse the purity of substances.


You will study chemistry in a range of different contexts, conveying the excitement of contemporary chemistry. Ideas are introduced in a spiral way with topics introduced in an early part of the course reinforced later and both AS and A2 will include greater mathematical skills than in the previous specifications. Modules of work are assessed throughout the course and practical work is a key part of the learning process.

There will be a blend of techniques including teaching with student interaction, self-learning studies, video support and group projects with presentations. To support students, a wide range of resources are available on the school intranet in addition to the two course text books provided. 

Entry requirements

Essential Entry Requirements

Standard 6th Form requirements including at least B grades in GCSE Science AND Additional Science or B grade in GCSE Chemistry, B grades in GCSE Mathematics


Preferred Entry Requirements

Preferably an A grade in GCSE Chemistry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Twynham School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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