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Chemistry A level AQA at Wimbledon College

Course description

The Chemistry course suits logical students and enables students to have access to a diverse range of courses at university such as Biochemistry, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Environmental Sciences and Forensics.

Course content

  • In Paper 1, students learn how the study of properties of materials enables chemists to deduce how elements are bonding. They will observe and explain patterns in the Periodic Table. They will use mathematics to work out the amount of chemicals in a given substance.
  • In the Paper 2, students learn about Organic chemicals, such as Alkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols, Halogenoalkanes. Students develop problem solving skills through the use of spectroscopy.
  • This will be applied to the study of chemical processes occurring in the atmosphere, focusing on the depletion of the ozone layer and the greenhouse effect.

Entry requirements

For Level 3 courses - five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, with at least 3 B grades entry requirement for each course – this is usually a grade B or better in each subject to be taken at Advanced Level (or BTEC3) or relevant cognate subjects as set out in the published entry requirements (see page 12) for Level 2 courses - five or more GCSEs at A*-D


There are two final examinations in the first year for AS, each of equal weighting and 1 hour 30 mins in duration. In the second year, the A Level assessment is done through three papers, each 2 hours in length. Practical skills are assessed through activities within the two years and a certificate is delivered at the end of the A Level course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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