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Unit 1: Atoms, Bonds and Groups

  • Atoms and reactions
  • Electrons, bonding and structure
  • The Periodic Table

Unit 2: Chains, Energy and Resources

  • Basic concepts and hydrocarbons
  • Alcohols, halogenoalkanes and analysis
  • Energy
  • Resources

Unit 3: Practical Skills in Chemistry 1

Unit 4: Rings, Polymers and Analysis

  • Rings, acids and amines
  • Polymers and synthesis
  • Analysis

Unit 5: Equilibria, Energetics and Elements

  • Rates, equilibrium and pH
  • Energy
  • Transition elements

Unit 6: Practical Skills in Chemistry 2


Please see page 26 for general entry requirements.

In addition, you will need a grade B or above in GCSE Chemistry (triple award) or grades B, B from Dual Award Science.


You will be assessed by both written examination and practical skills assessments.


Chemistry should be considered as an essential requirement for those students considering careers in veterinary science, medicine, science, forensics and engineering.

Chemistry is a subject that provides students with a wide variety of skills and opportunities. By studying chemistry you will find many doors open to you.

Chemists are found in all sorts of fields, not just the chemical industry. A chemistry degree can be directly relevant in, for example: environmental studies, patent works, information science, archaeology and teaching.