A Level Chemistry

Course Code: Q100154

Key Information

  • Course type

    A Levels

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


A Level Chemistry

For you if you want to learn more about matter and the chemical reactions between substances. Chemistry is critical to the big issues facing our world, such as energy, climate change and feeding a growing global population, as well as cutting-edge development in materials science and biomedical sciences.

Units include:

  • development of practical skills in chemistry
  • foundations in chemistry
  • periodic table and energy
  • core organic chemistry
  • physical chemistry and transition elements
  • organic chemistry and analysis.

You will develop skills to allow independent learning and problem solving – a crucial element of being successful in this pure science subject. Practical work will be emphasised and you will be supported to complete the course with a practical endorsement alongside your A Level qualification.

You are encouraged to undertake a relevant work experience placement, particularly if you are looking to pursue a career in medicine and veterinarian sciences. Also, if you would like to improve your maths qualifications, inquire about core mathematics alongside your main subjects.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English language. You will also need grade 6 or above in GCSE maths, and grade 6 or above in chemistry and one other GCSE science subject, or 6s in GCSE double science.


You will take three exams, which you will sit at the end of your second year.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You could progress to university or straight to employment, particularly in roles that combine maths, analytical skills and problem solving with links to biology and physics. Careers include engineering, manufacturing and branches of medicine, such as nursing, dentistry and veterinary, as well as law and financial industries.

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