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CHEMISTRY at Boston Spa Academy

Course description

Chemistry is concerned with the science of matter, particularly its structure, properties and reactions. Chemistry is of central importance to the sciences as a whole as the chemical reactions that it governs are fundamental to all of science.

Course content

Course outline for students studying the full A-level - split into 6 modules;

Module 1 - Development of practical skills in Chemistry

Module 2 Foundations in Chemistry

Module 3 Periodic Table and Energy

Module 4 Core Organic Chemistry

Module 5  Physical Chemistry & Transition Element

Module 6 Organic Chemistry & Analysis



Entry requirements

Achieve 5 or more standard GCSE passes or higher (grade 4 or higher).

Achieve two grade 6’s or higher in combined GCSE Science or a grade 6 or higher in GCSE  Chemistry.



Paper 1:
Written exam 2 hours 15 minutes
Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry
37% of A level

Paper 2:
Written exam: 2 hours 15 minutes

Synthesis and Analytical Techniques
37% of A level

Paper 3:
Written exam: 1 hours 30 minutes

Unified Chemistry (Synoptic paper)
26% of A level

Future opportunities

A level Chemistry is essential for Chemistry, Medical, Vetinary and Dentristry degrees.

It is useful for all Science degrees and many other subjects and it is rated highly by top universities - a 'high currency' A level



Further information

For further details or guidance speak to Mr Norton.

Telephone Boston Spa Sixth Form to make an appointment on 01937 846612



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 November 2018
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