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CHEMISTRY AS/A2 (AQA) at Royds School

Course description

Chemistry is the study of how substances interact and react together.  It is understanding the foundation of life and the materials that make up our world.

Course content

Inorganic Chemistry - where you will learn about Group 2, Group 7, the halogens, properties of period 3 elements and their oxides, transition metals.

Organic Chemistry - where you will learn about Aldehydes, Ketones, Aromatic Chemistry, Amines, Amino Acids, Protein and DNA.  NMR and Chromatography.

Physical Chemistry - where you will learn about bonding, energetics, kinetics, chemical equilibria, redox, acids and bases.



Entry requirements

5 GCSE's at Grade 4 or above.  Chemistry is a demanding A level course and we would expect candidates to have achieved at least a grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry or Additional Science Higher tier.  We would also expect students to achieve a 5 in Maths and a 4 in English.  It is strongly recommended that you study A level Maths alongside this qualification.


Three written papers 2 hours each.

Practical skills assessment.

Financial information


Future opportunities

Chemistry based degrees - Pure Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Colour Chemistry.

None Chemistry based degrees - Medicine, Veterinary, Pharmacy, Forensics, Bioscience, Optometry, Material Science, Nursing, Midwifery, Sports Science, Geology, Law, Geography and many more.

Further information

Contact: The Head of Science.

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 05 June 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 year course