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Chemistry AS level at North Liverpool Academy

Course description

If you have ever asked the question ‘Why?’ then Chemistry is probably for you. Chemistry deals with the building blocks of everything in the Universe and looks at how they interact with each other to make up everything that you can see and all of the things that you can’t.

Chemistry is considered the gateway science as it combines well with many other subjects from sciences to arts.

Course content


Physical chemistry

  • Atomic structure
  • Amount of substance
  • Bonding
  • Energetics
  • Kinetics
  • Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc
  • Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
  • Inorganic chemistry


  • Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
  • Group 7(17), the halogens
  • Organic chemistry

Introduction to organic chemistry

  • Alkanes
  • Halogenoalkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Organic analysis

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade BB or above in GCSE Core & Additional Science (Triple science would be an advantage) and Grade B or above in GCSE Maths. Alongside a keen interest in Chemistry and the world around you.


AS level Chemistry has 2 examinations that will take place in May/June. Six Practical assessment tasks will be carried out throughout the year and will be assessed within the 2 examinations.

Future opportunities

Chemistry is the foundation science for a variety of university courses and interesting careers, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, forensics, veterinary science, biochemistry and industrial chemistry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Liverpool Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year