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Chemistry A Level at Haydon Bridge Community High School and Sports College

Course description

We all do chemistry every day! As soon as you wake up in the morning, you start doing chemistry. Chemistry explains why an egg changes when you fry it and why your non-stick pan is non-sticky. Chemistry explains how soap and shampoo make you clean, why you feel tired before coffee and alert after it, and how the petrol in your car gets you to work. Chemistry is about the molecules all around us. It is about matter: specifically how matter changes.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades at A* - C (or equivalent), including grade 4 in mathematics and either a B grade in chemistry or a BB in Core and Additional Science.


You will sit three exams (two are 2hr 15 mins each and the third is 1hr 30 mins)

The papers have a mixture of multiple choice exercises, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

12 practical tasks must be completed throughout years 12 and 13 and these are assessed and contribute towards your Certificate of Practical Competence as well as forming the basis for some questions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haydon Bridge Community High School and Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September