Chemistry A Level single option (Option Block A)

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code CHEM L3
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This is a 2 year course. You can find all the details you need in the course specification on the AQA website ( and on the specification.


  • Physical chemistry (atom structure, bonding, energetics, energetics, Redox equations, thermodynamics, electrode potential, acids & bases, etc…)
  • Inorganic chemistry (periodicity, groups 2 & 7, transition metals, reactions of ions in aqueous solutions, etc…)
  • Organic chemistry (alkanes, halogenoalkanes, alkenes, alcohols, organic analysis, optical isomerism, aldehydes & ketones, aromatic chemistry, polymers, amino acids & DNA, chromatography, organic synthesis, etc…)

The course includes a lot of practical techniques you will learn to master and be examined for in the end of year exams.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is by examination at the end of the 2 year course

Entry requirements

Students will require a minimum of five A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE, including English

Language and Maths at grade 6 or above and Science at grade 7. Studying A level Maths

alongside Chemistry is a big advantage

Your next steps...

Studying Chemistry could lead to many scientific careers such as research scientist, medicine, water treatment, teaching, pharmacist, research new drugs & clinical trials …..