A Level Chemistry includes regular practical sessions. These sessions will help to develop your chemical techniques as well as your laboratory skills. These will also be invaluable for future science-related careers.
Practical sessions are closely linked to the theory taught in lessons. This proves an effective way of developing your grasp of the theoretical concepts covered. As well as being important in its own right, this A Level Chemistry is an essential requirement for medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.
A Level Chemistry Resources
2 fully equipped laboratories with access to a third, including:
- A full range of titration apparatus
- Melting point machines
- TLC plates
Synthesis of organic chemicals
- An extensive range of Quickfit glassware to enable students to work individually developing their laboratory skills
- Reflux apparatus
- Distillation apparatus
- Reduced pressure filtration
- Separating funnels
- Rotary evaporator
All labs have two fume cupboards for use when working with hazardous chemicals. Computer workstations, all students also have access to a computer suite.
Where does this A Level Chemistry course lead?
As well as being important in its own right, this subject is an essential requirement for medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science.
In the past, our students have entered university to follow many different courses – pharmacy, medicine, dentistry. Similarly, other courses include physiotherapy, analytical chemistry, pure chemistry, forensic science, biological and environmental sciences, law, engineering and business.
Course Entry Requirements
Grade 5 in GCSE Chemistry or 55 in Combined Science plus grade 5 in GCSE Maths and grade 4 in English Language.
Jade Edwards – Chemistry, University of York
Alex Burke – MChem, Durham University
Cameron Mumtaz Wong – Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences, St John’s College, Cambridge