A Level

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mrs M Conlin / Mr D Shepherd

Entry Requirements

5-5 in Science or a 5 in Chemistry plus 4 English and 5 Maths.

Course Content

This course is designed to encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for chemistry, including practical skills, an understanding of concepts and principles, and the knowledge and skills for study at Higher Education.

In the first year students will cover the basics of chemical reactions and also develop your practical skills. You will also cover modules on topics such as the periodic table, energy changes and reaction rates, as well as learning the basics of organic chemistry.

Students continue into a second year and cover topics which include: Quantitative Chemistry, Enthalpy, Transition Elements, Aromatic Compounds, Polymers and Organic Synthesis. At the end of the course students sit three written examinations, covering topics from both years. Students also receive a separately reported practical endorsement.


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Further Opportunities

You could take this course with other Advanced Level courses such as Biology or Physics to prepare for higher education in a science related subject or more general courses.

University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.