ChemistryQRThe Course

Studying A Level Chemistry will build on previous knowledge and answer questions such as ‘what is pH?’ And ‘why do batteries work?’ You will develop an advanced knowledge and comprehension in the different fields of physical chemistry and transition elements, organic chemistry and analysis, periodic table and energy, whilst learning how these all link together through your understanding of the fundamentals of atoms, moles, electrons and bonding. Learning Chemistry will help you to understand vast areas of your life from maintaining conditions in your body, development in reduction of CO2 emissions and the future of plastics.

At Liskeard School we are very passionate about chemistry and will instil in you the same passion and enthusiasm. We will support your curiosity and teach you how to ask questions whilst supporting your learning in every way. Now more than ever the world needs more chemists to support the future of our planet and to change lives by finding ways to cope with the increasing pressures on energy, food, water and other scarce natural resources. We need to live more sustainably by promoting scientific research and inspiring others.


Assessment consists of three external exams: Periodic table, elements and Physical Chemistry (37%), Synthesis and Analytical techniques (37%) and Unified Chemistry (26%). You will also be internally assessed and awarded a Practical Endorsement which runs throughout the course and interleaved within the course content.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Chemistry grade 6 or Trilogy Science grade 66
  • GCSE Maths grade 6
  • GCSE English grade 5

Careers & Higher Education

By studying A Level Chemistry, you will gain skills in research, problem solving, critical and analytical thinking. You could help develop a life-saving vaccine or invent a new way to cut air pollution. Or create a new type of
biodegradable plastic. Chemical scientists all over the world are working on climate change, human health, sustainable energy, issues that impact us all. What do you care most about?

Some career pathways include: healthcare, medicine, chemical engineering, research scientist, forensics, policy advisors, atmospheric chemist, sustainability manager, analytical chemist, sport scientist, biomedical science, pharmacology and drug development just to name a few.


Mr J Trudgett


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