Why choose Cambridge International AS Level Chemistry?

Universities value learners who have a thorough understanding of key concepts in chemistry, an in-depth knowledge of chemistry’s most important themes and strong practical skills. Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry helps learners develop the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for successful university study.

Our learners also develop lifelong skills of scientific enquiry, confidence in technology, and communication and teamwork skills.

Key concepts

As a learner, you should refer to these concepts, again and again, to help unify the subject and make sense of it. If mastered, learners can use the concepts to solve problems or to understand unfamiliar subject-related material.

Atoms and forces: Matter is built from atoms interacting and bonding through electrostatic forces. The structure of matter affects its physical and chemical properties, and influences how substances react chemically.

Experiments and evidence: Chemists use evidence gained from observations and experiments to build models and theories of the structure and reactivity of materials.

Patterns in chemical behaviour and reactions: By identifying patterns in chemical behaviour we can predict the properties of substances and how they can be transformed into new substances by chemical reactions. This allows us to design new materials of use to society.

Chemical bonds: The understanding of how chemical bonds are made and broken by the movement of electrons allows us to predict patterns of reactivity.

Energy changes: The energy changes that take place during chemical reactions can be used to predict both the extent and the rate of such reactions.

Teacher: Jodi Moore