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Chemistry AS/A2 Level at Holte School

Course description

Why study A-level Chemistry?

• Enjoyable and motivational.

• Improving performance through a skill based subject.

• Stretch and challenge opportunities.

• Build on GCSE knowledge.

• Good progression routes into University Undergraduate courses.

• Broadens the appeal of Chemistry by showing how it relates to people’s lives.

• Introduce applications first and develop theory when appropriate.

• Theory is linked to relevant context

• Learning through a range of specially designed innovative activities linked to the course.

Course content

AS Level

Unit F331 - Chemistry for Life

Unit F332 - Chemistry of Natural Resources

Unit F333 - Chemistry in Practice


A2 Level

Unit F334 - Chemistry of Materials

Unit F335 - Chemistry by Design

Unit F336 - Chemistry, Individual Investigation


Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s grade A*-C including English and Mathematics.

Double award science must have been achieved at a minimum of CC, preferably a grade BB.


Year 1 - AS

Unit F331 - (15%) 1 1/4 hours written paper

Unit F332 - (25%) 1 3/4 hours written paper

Unit F333 -(10%) Coursework


Year 2 - A2 Level

Unit F334 - (15%) 1 1/2 hours written paper

Unit F335 - (20%) 2 hours written paper

Unit F336 - (15%) Coursework

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holte School directly.

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

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