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Chemistry A Level at Redland Green School

Course description

Chemical reactions are happening all around us and are fundamental to our survival and way of life. Studying chemistry at A Level is about discovering the mechanisms of these reactions at a molecular level and watching the results happen in front of you.

If you enjoy learning through experimental work and are a talented and passionate scientist, then chemistry is the course for you. It will enable you to understand more about the physical and chemical properties of materials around you and understand their interactions. Good chemists develop many skills: practical, mathematical and analytical, which are highly valued by university and employers, whatever future path you choose to take.

Course content

You will study the following modules in A Level Chemistry

Module 1 - Development of practical skills in chemistry

Module 2 - Foundations in chemistry

Module 3 - Periodic table and energy

Module 4 - Core organic chemistry

Module 5 - Physical chemistry and transition elements

Module 6 - Organic chemistry and analysis

Students will learn chemistry through a range of interactive activities. These will include teacher-led activities, discussions, web-based activities and experimental work. Practical work is a huge part of chemistry, with mathematics skills playing an important role in the understanding of chemical processes.

Entry requirements

Centre entry requirements + BB in sciences (not Applied Science) and a grade 6 in Maths


100% examination plus a ‘Practical Endorsement’ qualification internally assessed as pass/ fail

Future opportunities

Chemistry is a central area in science and as such it overlaps with other areas. This results in chemistry being an essential requirement for admission to university to study a range of subjects including biochemistry, chemical engineering, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science and pharmacy. In many universities it is also required for subjects such as agriculture, geology and biology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Redland Green School directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2016

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