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Chemistry A Level at Tudor Grange Academy

Course description

Our knowledge of chemicals, not only on the bulk scale, but also on the atomic scale has revolutionised the way in which we live. Have you ever wondered why your mp3 player and mobile phone gets smaller, faster, yet have more memory? Or how the ancient Greeks chewing willow bark to relieve toothache led to the development of aspirin? Chemistry literally is everywhere; even down to the clothes and cosmetic products we wear.

If you are someone who enjoys Maths and would like to transfer this skill to problem solving or are intrigued by the science you have studied so far and prepared to work hard to discover more; then Chemistry is the right course for you!

Course content

Chemistry is split into three distinct topics, which will be taught across both years:

 Organic Chemistry

 Inorganic Chemistry

 Physical Chemistry


Year 12:

 Foundation Chemistry

 Chemistry in Action

Year 13:

 Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry

 Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry

Entry requirements



As with all Sciences, Chemistry is fundamentally an experimental subject. Practical skills will be developed throughout the course and assessed within your final exams. Both exams will require the use of Level 2 (Higher tier GCSE) mathematical skills.

Future opportunities

Chemistry is an essential qualification for a large number of careers as well as an excellent subject to study alongside any other subject. Having a qualification in chemistry can create opportunities to enter careers in chemical engineering, medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, biochemistry, biotechnology, forensic science, veterinary science and environmental science to name but a few. You will develop team work, analytical, problem solving, communication and numeracy skills; all of which are highly valued by all employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tudor Grange Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015
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Key information

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