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Chemistry A Level at Liverpool College

Course description

Chemistry is often described as the central science, combining elements of physics, biology and medicine. It is concerned with all aspects of molecules and materials, their physical and chemical properties, how we determine their composition and structure, and how we make and modify them for use in society. Many of our pupils go on to study medicine and other chemistry-related degrees.

At Advanced level we follow the AQA AS/A level specification (2420). This is divided into six units based around physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. Two units (one in each year) assess investigative and practical skills, both of which are externally marked.

Course content

At AS Level (Y12) The specification introduces the chemical reactivity of atoms and molecules and an understanding of their structures. The development and use of periodic table is explained.

At A2 Level (Y13) the specification develops the concepts introduced at AS. Pupils study kinetics, equilibria, organic chemistry and spectroscopic techniques to determine the molecular formulae and structures of organic compounds.


Unit 1 - CHM 1 - Foundation Chemistry
4-5 short answer questions plus 1 longer structured question

Unit 2 - CHM2 - Chemistry in Action
6 - 8 short answer questions plus 2 longer structured questions

Unit 3 - CHM3t - Investigative and Practical Skills in AS
. ISA Based Practical

Unit 4 - CHM4 - Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry
6-8 short answer questions plus 2 longer structured questions. Some of the questions will have synoptic elements.

Unit 5 - CHM5 - Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry
5 - 7 short answer questions plus 2-3 longer structured questions. Some of the questions will have synoptic elements.

Unit 6 - CHM6T
ISA Practical

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 June 2015

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