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Chemistry A 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 13
Students develop the Year 12 concepts further, looking in physical chemistry at thermodynamics, pH and fuel cells. Organic Chemistry includes the study of aromatic compounds, proteins and DNA and spectroscopic techniques. Inorganic Chemistry looks at transition metals, complex metal ions and anticancer drugs.

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: 2 years