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Chemistry A Level at The Latimer Arts College

Course description

Chemistry is the study of how matter is put together. Every material is likely to have been made or processed using chemical reactions and an understanding of Chemistry leads to a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Chemistry is a stimulating and intellectually challenging subject that opens up many avenues of study in Higher Education. 

Course content

In Year 12

Students will study the core principles of Chemistry and their application including: Atomic Structure, Bonding, the Chemistry of important families of elements and Organic Chemistry.

In Year 13

Students will study general principles of Chemistry, including: Physical Chemistry, the study of acids and bases, the transition elements and advanced Organic Chemistry. 

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in Biology and one other Science GCSE and GCSE Grade B in Maths or GCSE Grade B in Core and Additional Science and Grade B in GCSE Maths


A Level Chemistry is a linear qualification. All assessments will take place at the end of the 2 year course.

All assessments that contribute towards the A Level grade take the form of an examination. Questions involving the use of mathematical skills in Chemistry will contribute to 20% of these assessments.

Students’ knowledge of practical work will be assessed through questions in written examination papers. There will be a separate assessment of practical competency. This assessment will be made by teachers and will be reported separately to the A Level grade (it will not contribute to the overall A Level grade).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Latimer Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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