16-18: A Levels

Chemistry (A Level)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

An average point score will be calculated from your GCSE grades. The required point score for this course is 5.1 from a minimum of 5 grade 4s or above. Additionally, grade 5 or above in English Language, grade 6 or above in Maths and grade 6-6 in Combined Science is required. A diagnostic assessment will have to be taken if the entry criteria is not met.


Chemistry is all about the building blocks of everything around us from an atom of Argon in the atmosphere to all the parts that make you! If you are interested in a career in science, then you need to know that Chemistry is considered the Central Science. It can help you with aspects of both other science disciplines.

Successful completion of A-Level Chemistry demonstrates to employers and universities that you have both the determination to understand a complex subject and the ability to apply a range of higher-order skills. In short, Chemistry will not only increase your understanding of the world around you but also give you access to countless opportunities available in that world.

Over the two years, you will learn about Atomic & Molecular Structures, The Mole, Formulae and Equations, Bonding and Polarity, the Periodic Table, Energetics, Kinetic, Spectroscopy and Chromatography, Chemical Synthesis and Analysis, Equilibria and Acid-Base Redox, Organic Chemistry and Mechanisms, Entropy and Free Energy.

What will I study?

  • Development of practical skills
  • Foundations in chemistry
  • Periodic table & energy
  • Core organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry and transition elements
  • Organic chemistry and analysis

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What Can This Course Lead To

Combine with Biology for careers in Pharmacy, Medicine, Drug research and development. Combine with Maths, Design Technology, Electronics, and Physics for careers in engineering and materials science

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