Study A-Level in Chemistry at UK College
Chemistry is an exciting subject for students who are curious, enjoy experimenting and want to discover the secrets that surround us. In Chemistry, you will study the food you eat, the air you breathe, the appliances you use every day and our environment. If you like thinking hard and solving problems, Chemistry is the subject for you.
This two-year programme is a broad introduction to the three main areas of Chemistry: Organic, Inorganic and Physical. We will also cover the key concepts of Chemistry such as structures of compounds and how and why they react. You will also develop your practical skills including planning and carrying out experiments.
Gain knowledge and skills in Chemistry
Over two years you will study a variety of subjects that will enhance your knowledge and skills and will prepare you for further study at university level. In particular you will take the following:
- Atoms, Bonds and Groups: Atoms, Bonds and Groups - Atomic structure, the mole, structure and bonding, the periodic table, group II and VII elements
- Chains, Energy and Resources: Fuels, alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, halogenoalkanes and spectroscopy, enthalpy, Boltzmann distribution, green chemistry
- Practical Skills in Chemistry 1: Candidates are assessed on one task from each of the following categories: qualitative, quantitative and evaluative
- Rings, Polymers and Analysis: Arenes, carbonyl compounds, esters and carboxylic acids, nitrogen compounds, polymers, chromatography, NMR spectroscopy
- Equilibria, Energetics and Elements: Rate of reaction, equilibrium, pH, lattice enthalpy, electrochemistry, transition elements
- Practical Skills in Chemistry 2: Candidates are assessed on one task from each of the following categories: qualitative, quantitative and evaluative
You will be assessed through a combination of exams and coursework.
Pursue to a UK university
Studying Chemistry at A-level is an excellent way to gain a strong foundation in a scientific area – and can lead to further study at university level. You could apply for a degree in chemistry or chemistry-based subjects like medical or environmental chemistry.
You could also study Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Biochemistry at university. Many tutors value A-levels in Chemistry as it is a highly logical discipline, useful in areas such as Law.
Chemistry is available to study as an online course via distance learning. You will get support from qualified and expert tutors via email and Skype. This is an opportunity to study in your home country for the first year and move to the UK for the second year.