A Level Chemistry

A Level Chemistry is normally studied over two years however, at Summit, our specialised staff will help you to make a difference to your grades in a much shorter time.  At Summit we are keen to work with students who want to achieve A* – C grades at A Level.

A Level Chemistry

We understand that the leap from GCSE to A Level can be daunting and our goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible.  Edexcel, OCR and AQA specifications are taught at Summit.

The Course

If you are taking AS Chemistry for the first time, we expect, in addition to attending classes at Summit, you are also taking day classes at school or college.  These specifications are extensive and require many hours teaching time..

Entry to the AS Chemistry Course s dependent on having achieved a high grade in GCSE Chemistry.  For students who are retaking AS or A2 Chemistry , acceptance on the course is based on an assessment to determine your ability to complete the Course successfully in one academic year.  All students, whether preparing for AS or A2 Chemistry must demonstrate a strong commitment to undertake independent work.

Chemistry is taught over a 2 year period.  The AS Chemistry course in the first year and if you want to obtain the full A Level, qualification, A2 Chemistry is taught in the 2nd year.

Students can enrol at Summit specifically for AS , or indeed for A2.  With small classes and highly skilled, qualified teachers, students have a unique experience.

The Legacy specifications are available for final re-sits in June 2017.

A Level Chemistry is taught in the following manner:  AS Units 1 and Unit 2 are taught consecutively over 3 terms.  Revision of all units begin in April, preparing you for examinations in May/June.  Similarly for A2 Chemistry, the syllabus is covered in 3 terms.


Students re-sitting in 2017 may request the ISA practical, if they need to improve their marks.

If you enrol to study the New Specification, the course follows a similar pattern.  Your practical endorsement being conducted in your school or college.