Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: A Level
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Why study Chemistry?

  • I enjoy practical work and thrive on problem solving
  • I hope to apply for a science-based or otherwise competitive degree course at university
  • Chemistry develops valuable and marketable skills, including logical thought, analysis, numeracy and communication.

Course Overview

This course is made up of three units covering Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry.

You will cover a wide variety of material where the fundamental principles of Chemistry will be explained. Topics will include Atomic Structure and Bonding, Kinetics, Energetics, Equilibria, and Organic Chemistry.

Practical work is linked closely to the theory, with the aim of developing understanding through ‘hands-on’ experience.


  • A Level Chemistry is essential or highly desirable for degree courses such as Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Forensic Science, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering etc.
  • A good grade in Chemistry will also improve your prospects of gaining a place on many other highly competitive higher education courses such as Law, Accountancy, Engineering, Psychology and Physiotherapy
  • Higher level apprenticeships are also available for students with A level Chemistry, these come with very competitive starting salaries.

What subjects go well with Chemistry?

Here are SSFC you have the opportunity to study a combination of three subjects. We recommend taking A-level Mathematics, Physics, or Biology alongside A level Chemistry. However, you can combine other subjects alongside Chemistry.

Entry requirements

A level Chemistry contains lots of mathematics, so we ask for a grade 6 in Maths and a grade 6 in Chemistry/Combined Sciences.

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