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Chemistry A level at The Littlehampton Academy

Course description

During the two years of the course you will gain an understanding of how the chemical elements interact and the role they play in making up our world and beyond, an appreciation of how science works, the relevance of science beyond the laboratory, analytical, evaluative and synoptic skills and practical skills, including the ability to plan and manipulate information and data.

Course content

During the first year of the course you will explore the fundamental principles that form the basis of Chemistry such as atomic structure, bonding, periodicity and an introduction to organic Chemistry. You will also look at the applications of these principles. During the second year of the course you will further develop the concepts and principles introduced at AS through topics including equilibria, polymers, aromatic chemistry, thermodynamics, energetic chemistry and inorganic chemistry.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B Additional Science or B Triple Science (must be in the examined unit as well as overall).


There is no coursework now, but you will be required to do six assessed practicals in the first year and six assessed practicals in the second year. These will be examined on the exam papers at the end of the year.

You will have 2 exam papers both lasting 1.5 hours and each carries a mark of 80. Paper 1 will test your inorganic and physical chemistry knowledge and paper 2 will test your organic and physical chemistry knowledge.

Future opportunities

If you decide to study Chemistry at A Level the career choices are almost endless. Some examples are below but this list is not exhaustive. You can work Chemistry into any industrial, educational, scientific, or governmental field. Chemistry is a very versatile science. Mastery of Chemistry is associated with excellent analytical and mathematical skills. Students of Chemistry are able to solve problems and think things through. These skills are useful for any job!

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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