Chemistry combines very well with Biology and Physics; studied together with Mathematics, it provides an excellent foundation for degree level Chemistry, as well as a wide range of other science and engineering courses. The AQA course has much in common with the previous A-level and we have extensive experience with this course. You will be taught in a well-equipped, refurbished specialist laboratory – important, as practical work is a key feature of the course.

Chemistry is essential if you aim to study Chemistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Pharmacy at university and extremely useful for the biological sciences. It is also an excellent preparation for an extensive range of scientific and non-science careers. As a successful Chemistry student, you will be able to think, understand abstract ideas, make connections between different concepts and solve problems; you will also be able to communicate clearly, both in writing and using maths. You will develop a very wide and in-depth skill set - this explains why it is a sought after A-level for admission to courses such as medicine and is a widely valued qualification more generally. 

The final A-level grade achieved is determined solely by performance in the exams which take place at the end of the two year course.
 
You can follow a link here to the AQA options evening flyer.

You can follow a link here to the specification for AQA Chemistry.

Trips

Over recent years our students have been on a number of trips relating to Chemistry – including a visit to an industrial chemistry plant, the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, a day of special Chemistry lectures in London and a Spectroscopy showcase at the University of East Anglia.



Using a polycrystalline diamond to cut ice at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

 


A team from the University of East Anglia brought in expensive analysis equipment for our students to test substances they made in practical work.