Chemistry - 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 PG4
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


If you enjoy Chemistry and want to know more about how chemicals interact both naturally and in a laboratory, then Chemistry will appeal to you. Chemistry is a challenging but rewarding subject and throughout the two years you will develop many new skills. A Level Chemistry combines theory with practical and analytical experience, encouraging imaginative, critical and logical thinking. You will have the opportunity to appreciate Chemistry and its relevance beyond the laboratory.


You will study the AQA specification, studying the three areas of physical, organic and inorganic chemistry, with practical work providing an investigative approach to your learning. There is a wide range of topics studied, ranging from the structure of the atom, to how to synthesise organic chemicals and how to calculate pH. At the end of year two there are three examinations based on theory and practical work.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

To secure a place at our Post-16 Centre you will need five or more GCSE passes at Grade 5 or above and a minimum of a Grade 4 in both English Language and Mathematics. You will also need a Grade 5 at GCSE (or equivalent vocational qualification) for most subjects you want to study at A Level.

For new subjects not previously studied at GCSE, for example; Government and Politics, Psychology and Sociology you must have achieved a Grade 5 in English Language. To study Psychology you also need a Grade 5 in Mathematics or be willing to study Core Mathematics. Notwithstanding this, if you are applying to study Biology, Chemistry or Physics you must achieve a minimum of Grade 6 in the respective science at GCSE, or at least 6-6 in the Combined Trilogy Course, as well as (for Biology and Chemistry) a Grade 5 or higher in Mathematics or (for Physics) a Grade 6 at GCSE.

For Further Mathematics A Level you will require a Grade 8 at GCSE Mathematics.

Your next steps...

Future Study and Career Opportunities A qualification in Chemistry is highly valued and is a key subject for many degree courses, such as Medicine and Biochemistry. An A Level in Chemistry can directly lead to Higher Education opportunities in Dentistry, Forensic Science, Food Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, Meteorology and Material Technology. Most Biological and Environmental degrees require Chemistry. As it requires analytical powers and academic rigour, Chemistry creates a suitable foundation for careers in Law, Accountancy and Economics