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Chemistry A Level at Lytchett Minster School

Course description

Chemistry is a fascinating, challenging and useful qualification. It supports studies in other sciences and psychology and is essential for anyone wishing to follow a career in medicine, veterinary science, chemical engineering, pharmacy or pharmacology.

It is also a valuable preparation for engineering and science degree courses or work in areas such as health, the food industry, textiles and design and technology.

Course content


  • Equilibria
  • Atomic structure and chemical bonding
  • Amount of substance
  • Oxidation and reduction
  • Acids and bases
  • Thermodynamics


  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Further organic chemistry
  • Biochemical molecules


  • Group 7
  • Halogens
  • Periodicity
  • The transition metals
  • Group 2
  • Ions in solution

Entry requirements

Students will be required to achieve a grade B in GCSE Chemistry or a grade B in both Science and Additional Science.

 Students must also have achieved grade B on each of the Chemistry component papers C1 & C2. In addition, a grade 5 is required in Mathematics.


A Level students will complete three exam papers at the end of the course.

  • Paper 1: Inorganic and Physical Chemistry 105 marks 2 hours
  • Paper 2: Organic and Physical Chemistry 105 marks 2 hours
  • Paper 3: Synoptic 90 marks 2 hours

Future opportunities

Medicine, veterinary science, chemical engineering and pharmacy or pharmacology will require chemistry. Work or training in science, health, agriculture, the food industry, textiles, engineering, design and technology will benefit from a knowledge of chemistry. A qualification in Chemistry is highly valued by many universities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 February 2017
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