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A-Level Chemistry at Silverdale

Course description

Chemistry A-Level AQA Chemistry is the study of atoms and molecules. Their structure, bonding, properties, reactions, interactions and uses.

Course content

In year 12 students study:

Two modules which cover organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, as well as all relevant practical skills. A level chemistry covers all the topics covered in GCSE chemistry, but to a much higher level. These include mole calculations, rates of reactions, equilibria, redox, enthalpy changes as well as alkanes, alkenes, haloalkanes and the periodic table.

In year 13 students study:

Two further modules which build upon the areas of study covered in the first year including relevant practical work.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or above in GCSE Maths and Grade B or above in GCSE Chemistry GCSE Combined Science



To achieve an A Level qualification students will complete three 2 hour examinations in June of the second year of study.

Continuous assessment will be used to inform the student's progression into Year 13 and their registration for the A Level Chemistry exam.  



Future opportunities

Medical sciences, natural sciences, physical sciences, biological sciences, analytical and environmental sciences.

Further information

Website : (New GCE Chemistry)

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 October 2018
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    • Please use the web link above to access information about the Sixth Form timetable structure at Silverdale. It is vitally important that you look at our blocking when deciding on your subjects.This will ensure that your choices are compatible with our timetable.

      You must select one subject from each of the four blocks (or from three blocks if you are only studying three subjects).

      All our courses offered will run from September 2018 subject to sufficient demand.