Courses

Chemistry – A level

The course is divided into three large topic areas:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Exam/coursework breakdown:

The course is divided into three examinations, which students will take at the end of the course.

Paper 1 (35% of A Level)
Written exam lasting two hours, covering any content from Physical Chemistry with a small part on Inorganic Chemistry, including relevant practical skills.

Paper 2 (35% of A Level)
Written exam lasting two hours, covering any content from Physical Chemistry with a small part on Organic Chemistry, including relevant practical skills.

Paper 3 (30% of A Level)
Written exam lasting two hours, covering any content from topics and any practical skills.

Entry requirements

B/5 Grade in Sciences

Progression possibilities

Studying Chemistry gives you the opportunity to progress onto a chemistry based degree at university or other related degrees such as Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Pharmacology. Future careers can include Chemical Engineering, Nursing, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science and Archaeology.