A Level Chemistry

A Level Chemistry is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of topics such as Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Chemical Engineering

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    There are three main areas of study:

    • Organic Chemistry: the study of the compounds of carbon. These compounds are used to make a vast range of useful products – plastics, fuels, pharmaceuticals, food and all living things
    • Physical Chemistry: the ‘hows and whys’ of chemistry, the study of reactions as a whole and how they behave
    • Inorganic Chemistry: the chemistry of all the elements in the periodic table, their reactions and the compounds that they form

  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English

    *Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths

    *Please note that A Level Sciences require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science

  • How will I be assessed?

    Two written theory examinations are carried out at the end of Year 1, and two written theory examinations are carried out at the end of the second year which cover the whole two years for the A Level qualification. The practical aspects of both courses are examined by written theory papers.

  • Progression Pathway

    A Level Chemistry provides skills that are of use in many areas of employment and is routinely required for progression onto numerous higher educational courses including: Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and many more!

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.