Chemistry, A Level
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
The A-level Chemistry qualification is a two year course, following the Edexcel
GCE qualification. A range of topics are followed, with the aim of developing
essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and
how they relate to each other, competence and confidence in a variety of
practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills and an understanding of
how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences
contribute to the success of the economy and society.
Topics studied include: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table, Inorganic
Chemistry and the Periodic Table, Formulae, Equations and Amounts of Substance,
Organic Chemistry, Kinetics and Modern Analytical Techniques.
How will it be delivered?
The qualification is assessed through three externally set papers and a set of
core experiments. The qualification is designed to permit access to further
higher qualifications, or the workplace at higher levels of competence.
A miniumum of a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and grade 4 in English, in addition a grade 5 in Science.
Your next steps...
Chemistry studied at A-level is essential for further studies at University of the
pure Science or related areas, similarly for many technical apprenticeships.
Like all of the Sciences, Chemistry is not an easy option and success is more
likely if there is a reason to follow this at post 16. Before opting to follow
a Science at A-level, prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to
check with future institutions as to their entry requirements, to ensure that
the correct A-levels at post 16 have been selected. For instance, should you
wish to be a doctor, chemistry is more important than biology as far as most
centres are concerned.