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A Level Chemistry

  • LEVEL 3

Course Overview

Chemistry is about everything. It is the central science. If you want to understand more about how the world around you works and look for patterns in the thousands of chemical reactions which occur in nature, this could be the course for you. It is an exciting, laboratory based, subject which explores the laws of chemistry and demonstrates how these laws and the skills of the chemist have been exploited to give us our present high standard of living.

Chemistry is the in-depth study of atoms and molecules. It includes descriptive material, calculations and problem solving exercises. This is an ideal course to study the basic laws and principles of chemistry and learn how to predict the properties and atomic structure of elements from their position on the periodic table. Learn how to control chemical reactions and make predictions about new and novel materials.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 26 Jun 2026

Entry Requirements

Requires GCSEs in maths at grade 6 and combined science or chemistry at double grade 6, plus the standard entry requirements of an A Level or mixed prog...

Course information

2 Years

In class, face to face.

Two externally assessed papers of two hours and 15 minutes, and one of one hour and 30 minutes, all in the summer of the second year. There are also compulsory practical endorsements carried out in lessons throughout the course to provide you with vital experimental and analytical skills.

Level 3 OCR GCE A Level in Chemistry A

During your two years of study you will undertake a work placement. You will also hear from a variety of industry speakers, visit careers’ fairs and attend workshops, trips and visits.

University, career or an apprenticeship

Level 3

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