A Level Chemistry

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 4
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Chemists have greatly improved the quality of life for the majority of people.

This A Level course is intended to provide a solid platform for a variety of possible careers.

These include careers in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, nursing, biochemistry, dentistry or forensic science.

It will also equip you for a career in industry, for example in the petrochemical or pharmaceutical industries.

Exam Board: OCR  


The course is divided  into topics, each covering different key concepts of chemistry.

The teaching of practical skills is integrated with theoretical topics and they are assessed through written papers and a Practical Endorsement.                 

How will it be delivered?

Three written papers:

Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry                                                

100 marks, 2 hours 15 minutes(37%)

Synthesis and analytical techniques

100 marks, 2 hours 15 minutes (37%)

Unified chemistry

70 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes (26%)

Practical endorsement in Chemistry,

Non exam assessment (reported separately)

Entry requirements

Grades 66 in Combined Science or grades 666 in separate Sciences and grade 6 in GCSE Maths.