Chemistry is involved in every aspect of our lives - from the making of new materials and understanding biological systems to the food we eat and the medicines which keep us healthy; from the quality of the water we drink to keeping the air we breathe pure. The A Level Chemistry course involves a balance of practical and theoretical work with an investigative mathematical element. A good chemist will be a great problem solver; someone who can apply their knowledge and skills to new situations. These skills will be transferable to whatever career you choose in the future.

A Level Chemistry is a subject which involves a lot of teamwork in both practical and theoretical situations. We have the opportunity to look at Chemistry in a much more in-depth way, as well as work upon and develop new skills. The subject is extremely enjoyable; it does involve a lot of hard work but fantastic rewards too. If you're good at Maths and want to explore the science surrounding the world in which we live......choose Chemistry!

Zac Martin, Year 12

Minimum Entry Requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of Grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics and Grade 4 (equivalent) in at least 3 other GCSE/Level 2 qualifications.

Subject Specific Requirements

Two Science GCSEs at Grade 5 / 6 or Grade 6 in Chemistry GCSE.

What will I do?

  • Development of practical skills in Chemistry;
  • Foundations in Chemistry;
  • Periodic table and energy;
  • Core Organic Chemistry;
  • Physical Chemistry and transition elements;
  • Organic Chemistry and analysis.

What careers would this be suitable for?

Chemistry is a great choice for people who want a career in health and clinical professions such as:

  • Medicine;
  • Dentistry;
  • Veterinary Science;
  • Radiology;
  • Pharmacy.

It is also essential for careers in:

  • Chemistry;
  • Chemical Engineering;
  • Geology;
  • Biochemistry;
  • Forensic Science.

Where can I find out more?

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