A challenging, academic and rigorous qualification that is highly respected by universities and employers.
Achieved a 100% pass rate in 2017.
Is considered a facilitating subject.
A minimum of 5 GSCEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including a grade 6 (grade B) in Maths and in Science.
Chemistry is fundamental to our daily lives and overlaps with other sciences such as Biology, Physics, Geology and Environmental Science. A Level Chemistry will build upon your knowledge gained at GCSE but with a greater level of mathematical content. It is a must for those looking to study degrees in Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry and can open up a wide range of opportunities for careers and higher level study in forensic science, environmental health, biomedical and biological sciences and optometry.
This lively and interesting course includes the main theoretical concepts that are pertinent to the subject as well as a variety of current applications of chemistry and the work that chemists do.
This course will enable you to see the relevance of chemistry beyond the laboratory, building on your knowledge of atomic structure, chemical bonding and reactivity. You will learn about complex chemical systems which make up our environment of land, sea and air. There is a large element of practical work to further the development of advanced practical skills.
Other A Levels
Chemistry can be taken with any subjects, but learners often choose to combine it with Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Geography or Psychology.
Where will my course lead?
Chemistry is considered a facilitating subject and is highly regarded by top universities. A Level Chemistry is essential for many science degrees but is also frequently selected by Law applicants as it demonstrates an ability to cope with difficult concepts. Selective universities and employers look for a science A Level as an indication of analytical skills, so this course is a good choice for both science and non-science related degrees.