It is advisable to take another Science (Physics, Biology Maths, Psychology, Electronics) along with Chemistry.

Chemistry A Level


Chemistry A Level

About the course

Interested in the raw materials that make up our built environment? Maybe you're interested in the petrochemical industry that drives the modern world. Perhaps you're interested in the environment and the contribution of chemicals to global warming. This two-year course will give you a deep insight in the work of chemists and the many ways chemistry is used in the modern world.



• Five GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C, including grade 4/C in English Language

• Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics

• Grades 6-6 or above in GCSE Combined Science. If you are studying Triple Science you will need a minimum of grade 6 in the related science and grade 6 in one other science subject.

• It is advisable to take another science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths, Psychology, Electronics) along with Chemistry/Physics

International students:

• Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. 

• IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.

In addition to studying chemistry in the context of the environment and business, you will also study the use of chemistry in the development of new medicines. The course features lots of practical laboratory work, allowing you to develop hands-on investigative and problem-solving skills.


Assessment is by exam at the end of two years. Your practical skills will also be tested by a specially written paper.

Taken as one of three A Levels, Chemistry will allow you to progress to university or other Higher Education course. Taken with another Science subject and/or Maths, it will allow you to specialise in Science at either Higher Education level or in work.

Getting my results feels like a big stepping stone

Lina Nielsen

Lina Nielsen

Studied: A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Geography

Destinations: Now Lina is at Queen Mary University of London studying Chemistry

Lina said: “Our teachers have been so passionate about what they teach and they instill that same passion in you for your subjects. My teachers really supported me and I was determined to get back on track and make it to university. Getting my results feels like a big stepping stone.”

Course information

Start date
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09 September 2019

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Course level
Level 3
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End date
2 Years
Sixth Form College
Class Type
Full time
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Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.

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Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.