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Chemistry A Level

A Level Chemistry combines theory with practical experience, encouraging imaginative critical and logical thinking for problem solving. The course requires you to have analytical powers and academic rigour, and is therefore respected in a number of unrelated career paths like law, accountancy and economics where such qualities are valued. The course includes structure and bonding, the periodic table, formulae, equations, energetics, inorganic and organic chemistry. You will learn via practical work, videos, discussions, presentations, group activities and lectures and will need good numeracy skills.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
A Levels
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Course Length
33 weeks

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, including GCSE Maths & GCSE English Language. +++Additional entry criteria+++ Grade 6/B in GCSE English Language & GCSE Maths, Grade 66/BB in either Dual Award Science or two Science Subjects including Chemistry.

Delivery and Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of question papers requiring either short or extended answers. You will also be assessed on your practical skills.


Successful completion of the course will open up many opportunities including university, apprenticeships and a wide choice of career paths.

Career Opportunities

  • Analytical chemist Chemical engineer Healthcare scientist
  • clinical biochemistry Forensic scientist Pharmacologist Research scientist (physical sciences) Toxicologist Chemist