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Chemistry A Level at Grace Academy

Course description

Grace Academy offers students the opportunity to study the OCR Chemistry-A specification at KS5. This is a two-year course after which students will gain a full GCE A level qualification, suitable for pursuing a career in science or the study of chemistry through higher education.

Course content

A Level chemistry is a highly desired qualification that demonstrates a candidate’s skill in a variety of areas coveted by employers. As well as broadening their understanding of the world around us, a candidate will develop practical skills which can be applied to a variety of hands on jobs. Studying chemistry at KS5 allows an opportunity to stretch your learning through a dynamic and constantly changing subject; which is at the heart of applied subjects such as forensic and pharmaceutical sciences.



Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry

Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry

Module 3 – Periodic table and energy

Module 4 – Core organic chemistry

Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements

Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B Science and Maths.


A-Level course comprises four units of assessments. These consist of three examined papers and one practical endorsement that will be assessed internally. All three examinations will be taken at the end of the two year course and will assess the modules listed above.

Future opportunities

Chemistry A-Level is a highly respected academic A-Level that can lead to further study at the best universities in the country. Careers involving chemistry skills include pharmacology, research, analysis, manufacturing, forensic science, health services, scientific civil services and education.

Further information

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy is at the core of our approach to students and their learning. We aim to provide a learning community where students achieve excellence and achievement is celebrated. We want you to enjoy your time at the academy and be successful.

You will need to monitor your own progress too. We want you to become self-critical and to think about how you can improve.

We will expect you to work hard and productively. Being present in the academy for as long as it is necessary for you to meet your targets and succeed in your learning.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 December 2016
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