To understand Chemistry is to understand the nature of science. Advances in Chemistry are behind technological innovations and medical breakthroughs throughout the world.
A-level Chemistry is the ideal grounding to go on to study not only Chemistry itself, but also many other related subjects: for example, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Biochemistry or Biotechnology. It is essential if you wish to study Medicine, Pharmacology or Environmental Sciences.
The course is assessed in three papers sat in Trinity term of Upper Sixth, and a Practical Endorsement that is assessed throughout the course and reported separately from the final A-level grade. The written papers are:
All papers include synoptic assessment and questions relating to practical skills.
All essential preparation materials will be given to pupils at induction.
|Atkins, Peter||Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction|
|Galileo’s Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science|
|The Periodic Kingdom|
|Bryson, Bill||A Short History of Nearly Everything|
|Emsley, John||A Healthy, Wealthy, Sustainable World|
|Nature’s Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements|
|Molecules at an Exhibition|
|Levi, Primo||The Periodic Table|
|Sachs, Oliver||Uncle Tungsten|
|Strathern, Paul||Mendeleyev’s Dream: The Quest for the Elements|
|Swaby, Rachel||52 Women Who Changed Science – and the World|