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Chemistry A Level at St Joseph's College

Course description

Chemistry is the study of matter, it’s properties, how it combines and how it interacts with energy.

If you want to become a medical professional then you must study Chemistry.

Apart from the obvious careers such as a Chemical Engineer, a knowledge of Chemistry is required in everyday life. We all know that we put salt on ice to melt it and that a small pan of water boils faster than a large one, but do we really know why? Studying A level Chemistry will help you answer the small questions as well as the big ones such as ‘Can we ever beat Photosynthesis?’, ‘How can we make the perfect drug?’ and ‘Why does it rain diamonds on Saturn?’

It will also set you up for a career in Chemistry, Forensics, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Research as well as being helpful in many others due to the analytical and problem solving skills you will develop.

Course content


  • Development of practical skills
  • Foundations in Chemistry
  • Periodic Table and Energy
  • Core Organic Chemistry and Analysis
  • Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements
  • Further Organic Chemistry and Analysis

Entry requirements

  • 6+ in GCSE Chemistry (if studied)
  • 7/7 in Core and Additional Science (if studied)
  • 6+ in GCSE Maths


Paper 1: Inorganic/Physical Chemistry (2h 15m) 100 marks

Paper 2: Organic/Analytical (2h 15m) 100 marks

Paper 3: Unified Chemistry (1h 30m) 70 marks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's College directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years