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Chemistry A Level at Bishop Heber High School

Course description

AS or A-level Chemistry is very well regarded in the employment market and is mandatory for entry to many University courses e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Biological Sciences.


Topics to be studied at AS include:

Atomic Structure, Amount of Substance, Chemical Bonding, Periodicity, Introduction to Organic Chemistry. Energetics, Kinetics, Equilibria, Redox Reactions, Group VII The Halogens, Extraction of Metals, Further Organic Chemistry, Analytical Techniques.

Examination AS – at the end of year 12 


Topics to be studied at A2 are those for the AS course and the additional topics below:

Further Physical and Organic Chemistry, Kinetics, Equilibria, Acids and Bases, Nomenclature and Isomerism in Organic Chemistry, Compounds containing the Carbonyl Group, Aromatic Chemistry, Amines, Amino Acids, Polymers. Organic Synthesis and Analysis, Structure Determination, Thermodynamics, Periodicity, Redox Equilibria, Transition Metals, Reactions of Inorganic compounds in aqueous solution.

Examination (A2) – at the end of year 13 



Entry requirements

To take A-level Chemistry, a minimum Grade B is required in Mathematics and Additional or Separate Science (Chemistry).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Heber High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 August 2016

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