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Stratford Girls' Grammar School Stratford-Upon-Avon


Course Type:


Exam Board:



A* or A in Core and Additional Science or Chemistry.
A* or A in Mathematics 
(GCSE Level)

Aims of the course 

  • Develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for Chemistry, including developing an interest in further study and careers in Chemistry; 
  • Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society; 
  • Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Chemistry and how they relate to each other.

What will I learn? 

  • Module 1: Development of practical skills
  • Module 2: Foundations in Chemistry
  • Module 3: Periodic table and energy
  • Module 4: Core Organic Chemistry
  • Module 5: Physical chemistry and transition elements
  • Module 6: Organic chemistry and analysis


  • As well as the opportunity to enter the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Olympiad in Year 13, we also enter the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge in Year 12.

Future Opportunities 

  • With a qualification in Chemistry you could go on to Further or Higher Education, studying Chemistry or one of the other sciences or related subjects, or work in science-based industry such as chemical engineering, materials science or biotechnology
  • It is essential for the medical field, pharmacy and environmental science.
  • Chemistry is also a well-respected subject in its own right and suitable for entry into a wide range of professions.