Chemistry is known as the ‘central science’ and brings all aspects of the physical sciences together.
It contributes to our everyday lives including foods you eat, the air you breathe and the cleaning chemicals you use.
Frequently asked questions
What do I study in Chemistry?
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
How hard is A Level Chemistry compared to GCSE?
A Level Chemistry is a Level 3 course whereas GCSE Chemistry is a Level 2 course. This means that there is a significant increase in the level of content difficulty. However, if you are prepared to invest the independent learning time outside of lessons to properly grasp the content you are learning about, then there is every chance that you will manage this step-up successfully. A Level Chemistry also incorporates a lot of mathematical skills, so an excellent grasp of GCSE Mathematics is essential.
What are the assessments like?
In Chemistry, you are assessed via three exams taken at the end of Y13. Two of the papers are worth 105 marks with the remaining paper being worth 90 marks. There are no coursework elements to complete.