Chemistry AS and A Level Course Overview
Students of the Edexcel A Level in Chemistry will be expected to demonstrate and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills described in the content for each topic below. In addition, they will be expected to analyse, interpret and evaluate a range of scientific information, ideas and evidence using their knowledge, understanding and skills.
- Physical chemistry – Atoms, molecules and stoichiometry, Atomic structure, Chemical bonding, States of matter; Chemical energetics, Electrochemistry, Equilibria, Reaction kinetics
- Inorganic chemistry – The Periodic Table: chemical periodicity; Group 2; Group 17; An introduction to the chemistry of transition elements; Nitrogen and sulfur
- Organic chemistry and analysis – An introduction to organic chemistry; Hydrocarbons; Halogen derivatives; Hydroxy compounds; Carbonyl compounds; Carboxylic acids and derivatives;
- Nitrogen compounds; Polymerisation; Analytical techniques; Organic synthesis.
Students of A Level Chemistry will sit three written papers. They will also have the option to take an additional practical component, to gain a certificate of competency.
There are no prior learning or other requirements for this qualification. Students who would benefit most from studying this qualification are likely to have a Level 2 qualification such as a GCSE in Double Award Science or Chemistry.
Students can progress from this qualification to:
- A range of different relevant academic or vocational higher education qualifications
- Employment in a relevant sector
- Further training
Students based in the UK have the option to pay annually, per term or monthly:
Paying per term:
Starting from September, three payments of £450 due at the beginning of each term.
Monthly payments (UK only):
Starting in September you can pay 10 monthly payments of £135 via Direct Debit.