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Chemistry - A Level


The study of chemistry is important for understanding numerous processes that occur on the planet, whether inside the earth, in the atmosphere or in biological organisms. During this subject you will study the theoretical background to why chemical reactions occur, why different materials possess their particular properties, structure of the atom, significance of the arrangement of electrons and the importance of the periodic table in predicting properties. You will look at different types of molecules and their various reactions, and factors affecting how and why they occur.


Grade 6 in GSCE combined or separate sciences, we also recommend a Grade 6 in GSCE Maths


This subject develops essential practical competences that are useful in a future scientific career. Science A-Levels are required for most medicine and veterinary courses, in addition to a range of other science-related degrees.