A Level Chemistry allows you to develop a greater understanding of the world around us by an in-depth study of the composition of substances, the investigation of their properties and reactions and the use of such reactions to form new substances.
The course is split into six modules which include: the development of practical skills, foundations in chemistry, periodic table and energy, core organic chemistry, physical chemistry, transition elements and organic chemistry and analysis.
Before you start your Chemistry lessons you will need to be confident in the content covered in year 10 and 11. We would like you to look at some of the following topics that were covered in year 10 and 11 and create a summary page for each topic.
The topics are:
One of the first topics in the A level Chemistry course is about calculations in chemistry relating to the mole concept to measurable quantities such as mass and volume.
Please also complete the “Atomic structure and periodic table multiple choice quiz” then submit and check your answers using this link.
Please download the FREE KINDLE EDITION of CGP Head Start to A-Level Chemistry from the following link:
Meet the tutors
Stephen has a degree in Chemistry with Chemical Engineering from the University of Huddersfield and is an experienced A Level Teacher.
Stephen said: “By taking Chemistry you will develop some very useful skills that can be applied well outside of the subject discipline. These include problem solving, numeracy and practical skills as well as a broad scientific background. As a result, Chemistry is a highly respected and useful qualification for Higher Education and employment in a wide range of areas, such as medicine, pharmacy and forensics.”
Meet the tutors
Katie initially qualified with a BSc(Hons) in Textile Chemistry from Leeds University. After spending 6 years in the high performance textile industry as a Technical Officer she changed career and graduated with a PGCE in Chemistry and Science from Leeds University. Katie has a wealth of experience spending 22 years in secondary schools teaching Science to all key stages and 10 of those years as Head of Science. She is now focusing on teaching A level Chemistry in a college setting.
Katie says ‘Chemistry is one of the most widely asked for A levels by Universities and employers due to the transferable skills students gain from following the course. Chemistry is exciting, enlightening and demanding and pushes students to their full capabilities’