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"Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood."

Marie Curie (of Polish and French origin) who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of radium and polonium in 1911.

Cambridge International A Level Chemistry 

Students who take Chemistry at A Level choose to go on to study a wide range of courses at university from Chemical sciences and engineering to Geology and Physiotherapy but equally well it might be Business or Economics.

The course enables students to:

  • acquire knowledge and understanding and develop practical skills, including efficient, accurate and safe scientific practices
  • learn to apply the scientific method, while developing an awareness of the limitations of scientific theories and models
  • develop skills in data analysis, evaluation and drawing conclusions, cultivating attitudes relevant to science such as objectivity, integrity, enquiry, initiative and inventiveness
  • develop effective scientific communication skills, using appropriate terminology and scientific conventions
  • understand their responsibility to others/society and to care for the environment
  • enjoy science and develop an informed interest in the subject that may lead to further study.

The content covers physical, organic and inorganic chemistry and the full specification viewed using the link below:

AS & A Level Chemistry 9701 | PDF

Important Note

Chemistry A Level involves a practical assessment. Students wishing to take this course will need to ensure that there is a Cambridge International School which they can access for their examinations that provides this option for private candidates.

Please contact Charterhouse Online Admissions team to assist with this.