Chemistry students study how atoms link together to form larger structures such as molecules, and the mechanisms by which molecules can be reshaped and adapted. This subject occupies a central position between physics, mathematics and engineering on the one hand, and biology, earth science and medicine on the other.
There are 4 modules which make up the AS and A2.
* Foundation Chemistry
* Chemistry in action
* Kinetics, equilibria and organic chemistry
* Energetics, Redox and Inorganic chemistry
The first two are studied at AS level and the last two at
A level. In both courses Investigative and Practical skills
Assessment will take the form of written examinations, at the end of the two years of study. A separate endorsement of practical skills will be taken alongside the A-level. This will be assessed by teachers and will be based on direct observation of students.
5 GCSEs grade 5 or above. Must have grade 6 or above in combined Science