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Chemistry - GCE A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Ch
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Chemistry is the study of the chemical composition, properties and behaviour of all matter. Chemistry is a fundamental science that is essential for those wishing to study any medical related degree. By studying A Level chemistry, students will develop the skills and investigative approaches needed for undergraduate study and future chosen career paths in science. This course equips students with the sought after practical skills that underpin the study of chemistry and that are essential to scientific investigation at university.
Students will develop their practical and investigative skills, as well as studying inorganic, organic and physical areas of chemistry. A practical endorsement is also made to universities based on student performance on various practical skills and competencies over the two years.

Chemists conduct experiments to study how elements work in different conditions, test how they mix, and work out what they are made up of right down to the tiniest particle. The results can be ground breaking, colourful, explosive, or almost impossible to see. Chemists use their experiments and knowledge to develop medicines, foods, fabrics and other materials, from neon lights to shatterproof glass. They also use it to understand the world around us, from why leaves change colour to discovering invisible pollutants in the air. Chemistry will help in your study of other sciences and technical subjects including: maths, physics, biology, engineering, IT, psychology, geography and geology. 


Physical Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

How will it be delivered?

Three external examinations: 

Paper 1 = 35%       

Paper 2 = 35%   

Paper 3 = 30%

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry or 6,6 GCSE Combined Science, with Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and Grade 4 in GCSE English Language. *Please note with government changes to GCSE grading system (9-1) we reserve the right to adjust subject entry requirements and to withdraw subjects which do not meet minimum numbers. *All subject specific entry requirements are in addition to the General Entry Requirements

Your next steps...

Chemistry will help you get ahead in most STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers and more besides.
Chemistry is an important subject for careers in: medicine, environmental science, engineering, toxicology, developing consumer products, metallurgy (studying how metals behave), space exploration, developing perfumes and cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, energy, teaching, science writing, software development and research.


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