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Chemistry A level at Walton High

Course description

In choosing to study one or more of the sciences, you will be taking steps to further your understanding of the increasingly technological world in which we all live. There are many career paths such as medicine, forensics and engineering for which one or more A levels in science is essential. However, as a curriculum area the sciences are so broad that they can have an influence on jobs not normally associated with science in the strictest sense of the word. In selecting one or more of the sciences, it is vital that you have researched the requirements necessary for your chosen career path beyond A Level.

Course content

  • Module 1 Development of Practical Skills
  • 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

8 GCSEs (A*-C) or above, including English Language and grade B in Maths. At least a Grade B in GCSE Sciences (Additional and Core) or a Distinction at Level 2 BTEC Science.


  • A Level Paper 1 assesses the content from Modules 1 ,2,3 and 5 (37%)
  • A Level Paper 2 assesses the content from Modules 1,2,4 and 6 (37%)
  • A Level Paper 3 assesses the content from Modules 1 to 6 (26%)

Future opportunities

Chemistry is a vibrant and exciting subject. It is involved in everything around us - from the making of new materials to understanding biological systems, from the food we eat to the medicines which keep us healthy, and from the quality of the water we drink to keeping the air we breathe pure. Chemistry is often referred to as the central science because it joins together physics and mathematics, biology and medicine, and the earth and environmental sciences. Chemistry A level is a vital qualification for a career in the chemical and allied industries; these employ large numbers of chemists in research, development, sales, marketing and management. The intellectual training obtained in studying Chemistry is also ideal for a career in areas not directly related to chemical sciences such as finance and law. A level Chemistry is also a requirement for medicine and veterinary courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Walton High directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years