A Level Chemistry

Course Code: Q100154

Key Information

  • Course type

    A Levels

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    Sept 23

  • Duration:

    Two years

  • Attendance:


  • 16-18 school leaver fee:


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.

Assessments will comprise 60% personal investigation and 40% externally set practical exam. Your coursework is internally assessed and externally moderated.


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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