“Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.” – Niels Bohr

Subject Specific Entry Criteria

  • Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry or Grade 6-6 in GCSE Combined Science.
  • Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics


Exam Board

Units Studied

Energetics, Equilibria, Kinetics, Group Chemistry, Redox, Transition metals, Organic Chemistry, Isomerism, Organic Analysis, Organic Synthesis, Biochemistry.


Course Information

A Level chemistry is a linear qualification; assessments take place at the end of the two year course. The course specifically trains students in the acquisition and application of essential laboratory skills. We follow a concept led approach, in which chemical fundamentals from prior study are analysed and adapted to meet the needs of novel situations and data. New comprehension is therefore developed and refined before consolidation through a variety of learning opportunities in numerous settings. Course content can be found in more detail via the AQA website but traditional areas of chemistry are covered comprehensively, including energetics; kinetics; equilibria; group chemistry and organic chemistry.


Possible Career Paths

Many varied areas of scientific and other endeavour are strongly represented by students of chemistry. University courses which stem from the course directly include Medicine,  Pharmacy and the Life Sciences but Physical sciences also draw heavily upon those with an A Level in Chemistry. In later life, many diverse professions are well represented in the career opportunities open to chemists and a degree in chemistry is still seen as one of the most desirable to obtain from a British university.


Extra Curricular

We enjoy providing opportunities including competing in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Olympiad, the details of which can be found via the Royal Society’s website