• Course Information

    Get your lab coat on and think positively - just like a proton. 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 Code
    • Exam Board
    • 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

    Course Highlights:

    Science Society, regular competitions and university visits.

  • 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 Biology requires a Level 5 in GCSE Maths and a Level 6 in GCSE Science.

    *Please note that A Level Chemistry, Physics and Geology require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science.

  • How will I be assessed?

    A Level Chemistry is a two year linear course. At the end of Year 2 you will sit three separate 2 hour exams of approximate equal weighting. The marks gained in these three exams are combined to give your overall grade in A Level Chemistry. There is also a practical component where students complete a list of required practicals whilst developing a range of different skills.

  • 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.