Chemistry is all around us. As a fundamental science it has a profound impact on our planet and is involved in nearly every facet of everyday life. Almost every new technological change and important discovery has its foundation in chemistry. Everyday materials such as drugs, dyes, plastics, agrochemicals, detergents, paints and cosmetics are the result of chemical research. The study of Chemistry provides a stimulating insight into this material world in which we live. The A-level course builds upon the knowledge of Chemistry introduced through the Science GCSE and aims to stimulate interest and enjoyment of the subject. Scientific principles and concepts are explored both practically and theoretically.