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Chemistry A Level at Bingley Grammar School

Course description

  • Are you genuinely interested in the study of molecules and their interactions?
  • Want to develop an inquisitive nature into drug development & actions?
  • Want to understand the impacts of chemicals on the environment around you?

Course content

Content covered includes detailed knowledge of the atom, amount of substance, acids & bases, redox reactions, electrons in relation to structure and bonding, periodicity, Enthalpy changes, qualitative equilibrium, Organic chemistry, organic syntheses, Entropy & free energy and qualitative & quantitative analytical techniques. All are supported by practical work that is embedded within the learning and a ‘How science works’ approach such that students can apply knowledge to unfamiliar situations. A combination of theory & practical work contributes to the achievement of the practical endorsement certificate.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 or above in English Language, Maths and 2 Sciences.


Awarding Body: OCR

Financial information

Students are required to provide their own stationery (to include folder and scientific calculator) and are requested to purchase their own textbook (£30.00), but this may be purchased back if in good condition at the end of the course.  A revision guide is not compulsory, but students may wish to purchase this to help with final exam preparation (approx. £15.00).

Future opportunities

You will study data manipulation, collection, analysis & interpretation, thus developing your mathematical skills. You will have the opportunity to develop presentation techniques & styles whilst carrying out independent research. These skills are highly regarded across multiple disciplines & by many employers & universities. They will allow entry on to a wide variety of further education courses including not just medicine, dentistry & pharmacy but also many STEM based routes, as well as courses focusing on critical thinking skills such as law.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 December 2017
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