If you like lots of fun, very hard work and exciting practical work then try the Chemistry A Level scheme. The lessons have an excellent working atmosphere and with the right attitude can be great fun too. A sense of humour is a must.


Students following the A Level course are expected to gain the following grades in Science (Chemistry) and a Grade 6 or above in Maths GCSE:

  • Separate Sciences: Grade 6 in Chemistry, Grade 5 in Biology and Physics
  • Science Trilogy: Grade 6


Exam board: OCR Chemistry A

This brand new course offers a rigorous and interesting approach to studying Chemistry. Students will have the option of sitting an AS exam at the end of Year 12; this will consist of paper 1 Breadth in Chemistry (50%) and paper 2 Depth in Chemistry (50%). The papers will cover a range of theory and practical skills including Foundations in Chemistry, Periodic table and energy and Core organic Chemistry as well as a Development of Practical Skills module. If students decide to continue through to gain an A Level they will study all of the AS modules plus Physical chemistry and transition elements and Organic chemistry and analysis which will be assessed in three papers.

  • Paper 1 Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry (37%)
  • Paper 2 Synthesis and analytical techniques(37%)
  • Paper 3 Unified chemistry (26%).

Both AS and A Level courses will be subject to a pass/fail practical skills endorsement on their certificate which is internally assessed.


Chemistry A Level is essential for medicine and related subjects and it is strongly recommended as a support for those studying the biology modules. It is an excellent course for those wanting to go on to study chemistry, material science, engineering, medicine, physical and biological sciences at degree level. It is also a very useful qualification for a wide range of possible career choices.


Through hard work and perseverance almost anyone can succeed at chemistry. The theory work can be quite demanding and with experiments most weeks, it is important to stay on top of your work. Whilst the transition from GCSE to A Level is not easy, help and support is always available.


A Level 2017: 100% A*/A

A Level 2015: A2 100% A*- E Grades

A level 2015: AS 100 % A* - E Grades with 92% retention


Miss N Barnes and Mr J Trudgett.


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