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Chemistry AS Level at Saffron Walden County High School

Course description

Chemistry is called the “central science” because it connects the sciences together, and is essential for a variety of career paths. There are many jobs involving chemistry, but even if you're looking in another field, the analytical and problem solving skills you gain through the study of chemistry are in high demand. Our course is designed to stretch and challenge all students; valuable transferable practical, analytical, evaluative and communication skills will be developed

Course content

Year 12
Students study the principles of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry and explore these through experimental work. Students study the relationships between atomic structure, chemical reactivity and patterns in the Periodic Table. Students also study the energetics and kinetics that govern chemical reactions. This leads to an introduction to organic chemistry, looking at groups of profitable chemicals, making models and constructing mechanisms

Entry requirements

GCSE 6 in Chemistry or 7/7 in Combined Science + 6 in Maths.


A-Level: 100% examination. 3 x 2 hour written exams covering the whole 2 year course, including practical skills, containing long, short and multiple choice questions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saffron Walden County High School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year