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AS Level Chemistry at Moseley Park

Course description

Chemistry is a highly academic subject and should be taken on by only the most ambitious and hardworking students. Chemistry is a difficult subject and many good GCSE students find the content a lot more challenging than anything they have faced in the past. You will require a very good knowledge of mathematics and good reading skills are prerequisite as many exam questions contain rhetoric containing very specialized language.
During practical work you will be asked to carry out procedures independently and safely and use data to solve, often difficult, problems. The above skills make A Level Chemistry a desirable qualification for all the best universities whether you intend to follow a career in science or not. It is required for pupils who wish to follow a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary or pharmacy, and can open up a multitude of career pathways in Chemical Engineering or the Health Care sector.

Course content

AS Chemistry consists of three units, two examined and one internally assessed.

Foundation Chemistry
This unit explores the fundamental principles that form the basis of Chemistry.

Chemistry in Action
This unit introduces more of the principles that underpin chemistry and looks at the applications of these principles and those that have been developed in Foundation Chemistry.

Internal Assessment
Investigative and Practical skills in AS Chemistry

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in English, Maths and GCSE Science


Foundation Chemistry – examination paper. 33% of the total AS marks 16% of the total A Level marks. Chemistry In Action – examination paper. 46% of the total AS marks 23% of the total A Level marks. Internal Assessment – Investigative and Practical skills in AS Chemistry.

Future opportunities


All universities accept Chemistry A Level as being a good A Level. Chemistry A Level is highly regarded by all universities.


Chemistry offers a wide range of career opportunities in many industries here are some of the most highly paid:

  1. Medicine
  2. Pharmaceuticals
  3. Veterinary Services
  4. Chemical Engineering
  5. Oil Companies
  6. NASA
  7. Armed Forces

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moseley Park directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015

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