A Level Chemistry investigates the way that atoms and electrons behave on the molecular level and how this can be applied to reactions. Practical skills are developed through regular investigations that will enable you to apply your understanding of the theories studied throughout the course.
Part of the course will focus on organic chemistry; a fascinating field that is responsible for the development of pharmaceutical drugs, as well as numerous ingredients that make up the products in your bathroom cupboard!
You will also study the colourful world of inorganic chemistry and demonstrate how their reactions take place. Some of these substances are used as anti-cancer drugs and some even have applications to forensics and criminal investigations!
The final area of study is physical chemistry. This is where you can showcase your understanding of calculations and data! Physical chemistry underpins every reaction that takes place, as it explains how often, how fast, and how easily reactions can occur. Very useful for chemists in any field!