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Chemistry AS/A2 Level at Alderbrook School

Course description

To gain fundamental understanding of the processes and phenomena that makes up all materials and the foundations of life itself. Chemistry sits between physics and biology, since advances in all three fields are mainly reliant on chemical ideas. Humankind will benefit greatly from innovations in materials with properties tailored to new uses in fields as diverse as construction and medicine.


Course content

Fundamental principles that form the basis of chemistry such as atomic structure, bonding, periodicity and an introduction to organic chemistry. Equilibria, polymers, aromatic chemistry, thermodynamics, energetic chemistry and inorganic chemistry are also included.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in GCSE Additional Science or Chemistry.

Grade A in GCSE Maths due to high content of maths.



Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Chemistry include:


Pure chemistry, biochemistry, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, environmental science, materials science, natural science, biomedical science, pharmacy, chemical engineering, dietetics and psychology.



Possible careers:

Directly related: Food scientist, pharmaceutical research, cosmetic scientist and doctor.

Further afield: Computer programmer, lawyer, journalist and company management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2015
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Key information

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