Chemistry is an intricate, fascinating and broad A-Level which links well to any other science subject. You will be trained in detailed practical procedures, to develop your problem solving skills and to enhance your mathematical abilities.
By exploring the study of matter from organic and physical chemistry to the periodic table and energy, you will understand how science works developing both practical and theoretical skills.
Studying in the Science and Maths department will give you access to state of the art scientific laboratories, specialist equipment and an experienced technical team, to help you to achieve and explore the scientific world.
At the end of the two years you will sit three external examinations as well as the Practical Endorsement:
Periodic Table, Elements and Physical Chemistry (37%): Modules investigate practical procedures and concepts focussing on mathematical skills in chemistry. You’ll explore rates of reaction, balance of equilibrium, qualitative tests for ions, the pH scale and thermodynamics, linking with Maths and Physics.
Synthesis and Analytical Techniques (37%): Also known as the ‘organic chemistry’ exam and links very closely to biology. You’ll look at organic structures, curly arrow mechanisms, multi step synthesis procedures, learn analysis using IR and how to spot stereoisomerism.
Unified Chemistry (26%): This examination tests knowledge from all areas of the A-level from both years.
- 1640 individual applications received for our Science and Maths courses
- Specialist science laboratories with cutting edge equipment
- Science support sessions
- Scholarship opportunities including the Ogden Trust for Physics students progressing to university
- Medicine Taster Days
- University visits
- Industry trips
- Visiting speakers from well-established Alumni
Our past students studying this course have gone on to:
Cambridge University – Natural Sciences
University of Liverpool - Medicine
The University of Manchester - Chemistry with Industrial Experience
The University of Manchester - Mathematics and Physics
University of Leeds - Chemical and Nuclear Engineering
University of Liverpool - Zoology
The University of Manchester - Pharmacy
The University of Sheffield - Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Nottingham Trent University - Biochemistry
University of St Andrews - Mathematics
The University of Salford - Sports Science
The University of Manchester - Biology with a Modern Language
The University of Manchester - Dentistry
Lancaster University - Biological Sciences
Durham University - Psychology (Applied)
University of Central Lancashire - Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation
The University of Sheffield - Mechanical Engineering (4 years)
University of Leeds - Pharmacology
University of Leicester - Computer Science
Manchester Metropolitan University - Mathematics
The University of York - Genetics
The University of Nottingham - Pharmacy
The University of Manchester - Mathematics
Edge Hill University - Computing
York St John University Degree - International Business Management
The University of Manchester - Biomedical Sciences
University of Wales, Cardiff - Biomedical Sciences
Manchester Metropolitan University - Psychology
University College London (University of London) - Natural Sciences
University of Bradford Degree - Pharmacy
Manchester Metropolitan University Degree - Chemistry
Manchester Metropolitan University - Pharmaceutical Chemistry