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Chemistry A Level at Stanground Academy

Course description

Chemistry allows you to study and explore the world around you. If you are interested in problem solving, using logic and maths, and studying trends and patterns, chemistry is for you. You will find out the truth about the particles that make up atoms and build your knowledge of fuels and chemicals that we use every day.

You will also find out how TNT is made and how drugs cheats are caught.

It is a very practical subject and you will learn techniques that are a real asset for work in university or ‘real-life’ laboratories.

Course content

You will study topics that you are familiar with from GCSE, but at a deeper and more challenging level.


For the A level qualification, content is split into six teaching modules:


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.

Entry requirements

5 A* -B grades at GCSE, including grade 5 or above in mathematics and English. GCSE B grade in chemistry or GCSE A grade in additional science


Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics. They will be externally assessed through written papers set by OCR. You will also be assessed by your teacher for the Practical Endorsement, for which you will carry out a minimum of 12 tasks during the course.

Future opportunities

Achieving a full A level in chemistry can lead to a wide range of careers or degree courses. You can go on to study chemistry, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, psychology, biochemistry, amongst other rewarding subjects at university. Chemistry is also an excellent A level for entry to non-science careers or degree courses

Further information

This subject complements subjects such as physics, mathematics, geography, history, biology and PE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stanground Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years