Year 12 Transition: Chemistry

Well done!  If you’re reading this, you are considering studying A Level Chemistry at Heart of England School.

If you are intending to study Chemistry at A Level it will help you to be prepared if you can complete some of the tasks described here prior to the start of the course in September.

Key Ideas Required for A Level Chemistry

Atomic Structure

Chemical Structure and Bonding

Energy in Chemistry

Chemical Equations

Chemical Calculations

General Mathematical Skills

Videos to support you in these key areas are available from the following YouTube playlists:

There is also the Useful Information and Activities pack which you could work through.

General Chemistry Reading List:

  • Elemental: How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everything by Tim James
  • Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials That Shape Our Man-made World by Mark Miodownik
  • Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  • The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean

General Chemistry Watch List: