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Chemistry A Level at St Crispin's School

Course description

A level Chemistry is well suited to enquiring minds and those students who like to challenge themselves. The course builds significantly on the content acquired at GCSE and demands development of skills from all the sciences, such as using analytical techniques to obtain scientific data, using mathematical skills to interpret and analyse data and recalling various chemical methods and reaction conditions to understand how to create synthetic routes.

Learning Chemistry means learning how to be objective and how to reason and solve problems. It helps students to understand current events, including news about petroleum, pollution, the environment and technological advances.

Course content


At AS level the main areas of study are atomic structure, bonding, trends and patterns of the periodic table, application of the mole, energy and environmental chemistry.


At A2 this knowledge is built on and students learn about aromatic compounds and their applications, synthesising chemical products, analysing analytical data, equilibria, energetics and transition metal chemistry.

Entry requirements

GCSE Additional Science and Core Science at grade B or above or GCSE Biology, Physics and Chemistry at grade B or above.


The course is divided into three modules, two examined (80%) and one coursework (20%).

Future opportunities

Studying A level Chemistry will also open up a student’s career options. There are many careers where Chemistry is an essential subject, such as medicine, forensic science, veterinary sciences and dentistry.

But even if you are looking for a job in another field, the analytical skills students will have gained in Chemistry will make them an attractive candidate for careers in areas such as accountancy and law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Crispin's School directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015

Key information

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