Chemistry allows you to study the basis of all chemical substances, the understand of which has greatly improved the quality of life for the majority of people around the world. Our A Level course is underpinned by the practical skills that we call ‘How Science Works’. You will find out how chemists are real innovators, designing solutions to the problems that affect modern life, using practical experiements and theory to underpin your knowledge.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Topics covered can include:
Inorganic and physical chemistry
Structure and Bonding
Periodic Table and calculations involving amounts of substances
Modern analytical methods
Kinetics and equilibrium
WHAT WILL I NEED?
You will need:
Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language
If your English Language GCSE is at grade 4, one of your three GCSEs at grade 5 or above must be a literary subject (e.g. English Literature, History, Business Studies, Sociology, Geography)
GCSE Maths and GCSE Science at grade 6 or above
A reference from your previous school/college?
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are three public examinations.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?
A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.
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