At A level, we study a range of topics that include: lifestyle; health and risk; genes and health; voice of the genome; biodiversity and natural resources; infection, immunity and forensics; grey matter.
A level chemistry provides students with a varied and challenging course which builds upon various fundamental principles studied at GCSE. The course is divided into the three fields of chemistry – inorganic, organic, and physical. In physical chemistry a new model of the atomic structure is introduced straight away, shedding new light on the arrangement of the elements in the periodic table. The study of the behaviour of carbon-containing compounds is broadened significantly in the Organic areas of the course. Specific groups and periods of the periodic table are studied in detail throughout the course, encompassing plenty of practical work, from the familiar groups I and VII to the less familiar transition metals. Throughout all areas of the course students will carry out a range of experiments to support their learning, and to enable them to answer practical-based questions successfully.
Physics A level students develop an understanding between theory and experiment and appreciate the development of physics and current applications in society. They recognise the quantitative nature of physics and understand how mathematical expressions relate to physical principles, as well as bringing together knowledge of ways in which different areas of physics relate to each other.