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Chemistry A level at Monks Walk School

Course description

Chemistry is about the very essence of life, the quality of life and its continuous improvement. A qualification in Chemistry can take you anywhere. From developing life-enhancing drugs to designing a new beer, from the law to the environment, from clothing to food, from health to manufacturing, from aviation to the City, Chemistry and chemical scientists make a major impact on, and play a vital role in, our daily life.

Course content

At A Level we study different aspects of Chemistry that are often in the media and that affect our lives including: Climate change, Green Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals and Nanotechnology.

The content of the A Level includes the fundamental concepts of Chemistry necessary for progression into higher education and employment, but allows students time to study the units in depth and provides a very practical experience for all students. This ensures that both the teaching and learning experiences are enjoyable.

Entry requirements

A*- B if the subject was taken as a separate science at GCSE. A*- B in Core Science and A*- A in Additional Science if Double Award studied. GCSE C or above in English and Maths. APS: 40 or above.

Future opportunities

Students considering careers in the environmental sciences, biochemistry, dentistry, pharmacy medicine and veterinary sciences are required to study Chemistry in order to qualify for higher level study.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years