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Chemistry AS/A Level at Croesyceiliog School

Course description

Students with a wide range of interests enjoy the chemistry course. Whether you want a job in medicine or industry, chemistry is the solid platform upon which careers are built.

Course content

In the first year there are three learning units. In Unit 1 you’ll cover foundation subjects like atomic structure, periodicity and organic chemistry. Then in Unit 2 you’ll work up to topics like kinetics, alkenes and analytical techniques.

Unit 3 happens throughout the year and is dedicated to investigative and practical skills.

Year two follows a similar format. Unit 4 introduces you to 17 topics, including equilibria, polymers and aromatic chemistry. Unit 5 covers thermodynamics, energetics and inorganic chemistry. Unit 6 - like Unit 3 - is the practical, hands-on part of second year.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum 5 A* to C grades.
  • A minimum of a grade C in Maths and English.
  • Good written, oral and analytical skills;
  • Enjoyment of reading, problem solving and scientific investigation;
  • A grade B in Chemistry/Science at GCSE.


The AS level forms 50% of the assessment weighting of the full A level.

There are six main Units of Assessment.

Advance Subsidiary (AS) Candidates take Units 1, 2 and 3

Advanced (A2 level) Candidates take Units 1, 2,3,4,5 and 6

Future opportunities

Chemistry is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, nursing, biochemistry, dentistry or forensic science. It will also equip you for a career in industry, for example in the petrochemical or pharmaceutical industries.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years