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Chemistry A level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code 5590/011
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


A Level Chemistry builds on chemical concepts from GCSE. On this course you will develop essential knowledge and understanding of different Chemistry topics and how they interrelate. You will study topics including atomic structure, electrons and bonding, the periodic table, organic chemistry, modern analytical techniques, energy and resources. Over the course you will deepen understanding of how science works; appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how science affects the economy, environment and society; develop safe and effective practical skills of manipulating lab equipment, handling chemicals, observation, analysis and evaluation; develop your enthusiasm for chemistry and prepare for further study and careers in chemistry and the sciences.

How will it be delivered?

The content will be assessed by three written exams at the end of the second year. There will also be a practical endorsement of Chemistry which will be assessed (non-exam) as part of the course.

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE Maths grade C/5 and Combined Science grade BB/6-6 or Chemistry and either Biology or Physics grade B/6.

Your next steps...

A Level Chemistry is essential for entry to courses in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, biochemistry, pharmacy, some biology courses, chemical engineering, and, obviously, chemistry.


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