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A Level chemistry is an exciting course that investigates how and why chemical phenomena occur. We will delve into the world of organic chemistry to understand the way that atoms and electrons behave on the molecular level. We will also study the colourful world of inorganic chemistry and demonstrate how these reactions take place. Practical skills are developed through regular investigations that will enable you to apply your understanding of chemistry throughout the course. You will also be awarded with an additional practical endorsement that certifies your capability as an investigative chemist.

Chemistry is such a varied subject that lessons are never boring and there is something for every type of learner. Some lessons will be almost entirely investigative, while others may allow you to use problem solving and arithmetic skills to explore high level chemistry concepts.

Many previous KGV chemists have chosen to take their love of chemistry further and go on to study this at degree level, however chemistry is so versatile that there is a range of career prospects available. Some example destinations that previous students have gone on to are Medicine at the University of Cambridge, Optometry at the University of Manchester, and Diagnostic Radiography at the University of Liverpool.


5 GCSEs at grades 9-5 (A*-B) including English Language and a 4 or above (Grade C) in GCSE Maths. For Chemistry you will need a Grade 6,6 in Combined Science or Grade 6 in Chemistry and a Grade 6 in Maths.


Chemistry students will be able to take part in trips to universities and museums, such as MOSI in Manchester. This year students visited the University of Salford to take part in a ‘Chemistry in Action’ day to find out about future careers and uses of chemistry.


KGV offers modern labs and facilities that give you a fantastic experience of chemistry. Our labs are kitted out with enough equipment for individual investigations, which enables you to develop your practical skills independently.


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