A Level Chemistry (Block B)

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code CHEA01
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Not Set
Course type Full Time


The A level Chemistry course builds on the work you do at GCSE. The course attempts to answer the big question ‘what is the world made of?’ and it’s the search for 

this answer that makes this subject so fascinating. From investigating how one substance can be changed drastically into another, to researching a new wonder 

drug to save millions of lives, the opportunities that chemistry provides are endless.

Student Profile

You enjoy practical work and have a passion for chemistry. You want to take your GCSE knowledge further and apply it to new situations. You want to understand why things react and how chemistry affects all our lives every day.

How will it be delivered?

AS Chemistry 2 x 1 hour 30 minutes papers, each 80 marks and worth 50% of AS. 

A level Chemistry 3 written exams: 

Paper 1: 2 hours, 105 marks, 35%

of A-level.

Paper 2: 2 hours, 105 marks, 35%

of A-level.

Paper 3: 2 hours, 90 marks, 30% of


Entry requirements

5 Grade 4-9 GCSEs

Grade 5-6 in GCSE Trilogy

Science or Grade 6 in GCSE


Grade 5-9 in English & Maths

Your next steps...

Degree courses: Chemistry, Biology, Pre-clinical Medicine, Pharmacology, Veterinary Science and many more 

Careers: Analytical Chemist, Chemical Engineer, Clinical Biochemist, Pharmacologist, Doctor, Research Scientist, Toxicologist, Environmental Consultant, Science Writer, Secondary school teacher.