What will you learn?
A-level chemistry builds on GCSE learning. You will get the opportunity to deepen your understanding of chemical reactions, moving past pattern recognition in reactions to understanding why the reactions take place. You will gain a deeper understanding of physical chemistry and learn the foundations of thermodynamics and kinetics.
The course is divided along the academic subgroups of chemistry:
Physical chemistry - the study of how matter behaves on a molecular and atomic level
- Atomic and electronic structure
- Amount of substance
Inorganic chemistry – the study of the reactions and properties of Inorganic chemicals
Organic chemistry – the study of the reactions and properties of organic compounds
- Reactions of organic compounds
- Optical isomerism
- Synthesis of organic compounds
- Structure determination