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A Level Chemistry at St Thomas More High School for Boys

Course description

A-level Chemistry goes into much more detail than GCSE. It attempts to answer the big question ‘what is the world made of’ and it is the search for this answer that makes this subject so fascinating. From investigating how one substance can be changed drastically into another, to researching a new wonder drug to save millions of lives, the opportunities that chemistry provides are endless.

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Entry requirements

To ensure you are able to meet the demands of this challenging A-Level course the entry requirements are as follows:

  • GCSE Double Science at grade AA or above OR
  • GCSE Separate (Triple) Science at grade AAA.
  • GCSE Maths at grade B or above is also required.

To study A-Level Chemistry you also need to be:

  • Interested in Chemistry
  • Willing to work extremely hard
  • A good time manager
  • Organised
  • Able to persevere when faced by difficult/challenging topics


Paper 1 – Physical & Inorganic Chemistry inc. relevant practical skills (2hours, 105marks, 35% of A-Level).
Paper 2 – Physical & Organic Chemistry inc. relevant practical skills (2hours, 105marks, 35% of A-Level).
Paper 3 – Synoptic – Any content and practical skills from the A-Level course can be assessed in this paper (2hours, 90marks, 30% of A-Level).

Future opportunities

Analytical chemist
Chemical engineer
Clinical biochemist
Research scientist (physical sciences)
Chartered certified accountant
Environmental consultant
Higher education lecturer
Patent attorney
Science writer
Secondary school teacher!!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Thomas More High School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2015

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