Chemistry A Level
A Level Chemistry B will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of chemistry. It covers a range of different contexts conveying the excitement of contemporary chemistry. The combination of academic challenge, relevant context and practical focus makes the prospect of studying A Level Chemistry B highly appealing.
You will learn about chemistry in a range of different contexts and the impact it has on industry and many aspects of everyday life.
At least 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-5 (C) including English and Grade 6 (B) in Maths, as well as either Grade 66 (BB) in Double Award Science or Grade 6 (B) in Chemistry.
What modules will I study?
- Elements of life
- Developing fuels
- Elements from the sea
- The ozone story
- What’s in a medicine?
- The chemical industry
- Polymers and life
- Developing metals
Emphasis throughout the course is on developing knowledge, competence and confidence in practical and problem solving. You will learn how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.
How will I be assessed?
AS level: Total of 3 hours of examination (2 x 1 hour 30 minutes) taken after 1 year.
A level: Total of 6 hours of examination (2 x 2 hours 15 minutes and 1 x 1 hour 30 minutes) taken at the end of 2 years.
There will be a wide range of question types including multiple choice, short answer and extended response questions.
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of both theory and practical skills through the examinations.
A Level Chemistry B is an excellent basis for a university degree in healthcare—medicine, pharmacy and dentistry—as well as chemistry, the biological sciences, physics, mathematics, pharmacology and analytical chemistry.
Chemistry is also taken by many law applicants as it shows an ability to cope with difficult concepts.
It offers a range of career opportunities in areas such as chemical, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries together with forensics, environmental protection and healthcare.