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A Level Chemistry B (Salters)

Have you ever wondered...
  • What is in a medicine?
  • What new fuels do we need to develop?
  • Why do onions make you cry?
  • How is chemistry linked to art?
  • Can you turn lead into gold?

A Level Chemistry will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of chemistry. It covers a range of different contexts, conveying the excitement of contemporary chemistry. 

You will learn about chemistry in a range of different contexts and the impact it has on industry and many aspects of everyday life. You will learn to investigate and solve problems.


Elements of life 

Developing fuels 

Elements from the sea 

The ozone story 

What’s in a medicine? 

The chemical industry 

Polymers and life 


Developing metals 

Colour by design

Emphasis throughout the course is on developing knowledge, competence and confidence in practical skills and problem solving. You will learn how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.