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Chemistry A Level at The Hayfield School

Course description

There is no part of life that is not influenced by Chemistry. It gives us the drugs to increase life expectancy and quality of life. It gives us the materials for display technologies in mobile phones. It will help us solve the environmental concerns and grow crops to feed the world.

Course content

The A Level course consists of 3 units; Organic Chemistry (The Chemistry of Carbon), Inorganic Chemistry (Everything else) and Physical Chemistry (the Maths bit!).

Chemistry! – The science of stuff! It’s in the food you eat, clothes you wear, water you drink, medicines, air, cleaners... you name it.

You will study how biological molecules function, how fuels work, what makes a battery power electronic devices, why we are mostly empty space and why do reactions happen in the first place.

Entry requirements

Grade B in Core & Additional Science or a B grade in Physics. Grade A in Maths is recommended.


The A Level qualification is assessed via two 2 hour exams encompassing all concepts covered and consisting of long answer and multiple choice style questions. Students will also be assessed on their practical skills.

This will NOT count towards their final grade but will be recorded on their exam certificate.

Future opportunities

The world is your oyster! Chemistry is a key subject for Medicine and Dentistry. It can lead to careers in Drug Design, Patent Law as well as many other Science based courses. It will help you get onto a wide range of sciencebased courses.

There is a combination of other courses where Chemistry shows the wide range of academic skills that are required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hayfield School directly.

Last updated date: 06 June 2016
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