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Chemistry A Level at The Henrietta Barnett School

Course description

Chemistry is the study of the elements and their compounds. It is a science subject, so practical work is an important part of the course.

Other subjects that would go well with Chemistry at A Level are Biology, Physics and Mathematics. However, very many other combinations of subjects are also suitable. You may be concentrating on the arts, humanities or modern language subjects and wish to take Chemistry to A level to broaden your studies by continuing to take a science subject.

The specification involves chemical calculations but only GCSE standard Mathematics is required. The teachers' aim is to stimulate and sustain the students' interest in and enjoyment of Chemistry

Course content

Topics covered:

Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry

Foundations in Chemistry

Periodic Table and Energy

Core Organic

Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements

Organic Chemistry and Analysis

Entry requirements

For all applicants, both internal and external, the minimum requirement is: (a) At least six grades 7 or above at GCSE (grade A or above in unreformed GCSEs) (b) At least a grade 6 in English Language and Mathematics, if these subjects are not being taken in the Sixth Form. (c) At least grade 7 (grade A or above in unreformed GCSEs) at GCSE in the subjects to be studied at A Level. For Further Mathematics an 8 or 9 (A* in the unreformed GCSE). sFor subjects not previously studied at GCSE, a grade 7 or above (grade A or above in unreformed GCSEs) in an equivalent subject will be required (please see the Sixth Form Information Booklet).


This subject has six units of assessment. All six units will be necessary for the A level. The course is a mixture of practical and theory with many interesting experiments. Formal examinations will all take place at the end of the two year course.

Future opportunities

With a qualification in Chemistry you could go on to further or higher education, studying Chemistry or one of the other sciences or related subjects, or work in science-based industry such as chemical engineering, materials science or biotechnology. It is essential for the medical field, pharmacy and environmental science. Chemistry is also a well-respected subject in its own right and suitable for entry into a wide range of other professions.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 December 2017
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