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Thinking of studying chemistry at A Level? Want more information about the course and what you will learn? Read more to find out what the A level Chemistry course will offer you at The Streetly Academy.

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Study A level chemistry at The Streetly Academy and follow in the footsteps of the AS chemistry students, who in 2015 achieved results in the top 10% in the country!

A Level Chemistry

A Level Chemistry will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of chemistry. It covers the key concepts of chemistry and practical skills are integrated throughout the course. This combination of academic challenge and practical focus makes the prospect of studying A Level Chemistry highly appealing.

You will learn about chemistry in a range of different contexts and the impact it has on industry and many aspects of everyday life. You will learn to investigate and solve problems in a range of contexts.

Key features:

• Simple straightforward assessment through examinations.

• Based on key concepts in chemistry

• Opportunities to build practical skills through a range of experiments and investigations.


OCR A Level Chemistry A

What’s included?

Atoms, compounds, molecules and equations

Enthalpy, entropy and free energy

Amount of substance

Redox and electrode potentials

Acid–base and redox reactions

Transition elements

Electrons, bonding and structure

Organic chemistry

The periodic table and periodicity


Group 2 and the halogens

Organic synthesis

Reaction rates and equilibrium

pH and buffers

Analytical techniques (IR and MS)

Chromatography and spectroscopy (NMR)

Where can OCR A Level Chemistry A take me?

• A Level Chemistry A is an excellent base for a university degree in healthcare such as medicine, pharmacy and dentistry as well as the biological sciences, physics, mathematics, pharmacology and analytical chemistry. Chemistry is also taken by many law applicants as it shows you can cope with difficult concepts. Chemistry can also complement a number of arts subjects.

• A range of career opportunities including chemical, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries and in areas such as forensics, environmental protection and healthcare. The problem solving skills are useful for many other areas, too, such as law and finance.

What are the benefits?

• An interesting and challenging experience to link key chemical ideas and understand how they relate to each other.

• The development of transferable skills including investigating, problem solving, research, decision making, mathematical skills and analytical skills.

• Opens up a range of possibilities for Further study and careers associated with the subject.


For more details on A Level Chemistry at The Streetly Academy, contact Mrs D Brown or Mr T Stephenson


Are you...

• Wanting to be a doctor?

• Wanting to work in the chemical industry?

• Wanting to understand how chemistry can impact the environment?

• Interested in the world around you?

• A problem solver?

• Keenly interested in science?

• Keen on practical work?

• Studying other science A Levels or maths?

Then chemistry is the A level for you!