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Chemistry: A Level (Facilitating)

Course specification

The AS/A Level Chemistry course is designed to prepare students for careers in chemistry and related disciplines. It has a high practical content, relevant to skills needed in industry.

You will enjoy this course if you want to study a subject that:

  • Develops your ability to use practical techniques to investigate chemistry
  • Allows you to observe and use trends in the behaviour of substances
  • Encourages you to solve chemical problems using mathematical techniques
  • Allows you to solve chemical problems using chemical techniques
  • Encourages you to study the application of chemistry in selected fields, together with their social and economic aspects

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AS Level Stand Alone Qualification

Paper 1: Core Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Paper 2: Core Organic and Physical Chemistry

A Level Qualification

Paper 1: Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Paper 2: Advanced Organic and Physical Chemistry

Paper 3: General and Practical Principles in Chemistry. Synoptic questions focused on any topics listed and assess conceptual and theoretical understanding of experimental methods from the core practicals.

entry criteria

A minimum B Grade Double Award GCSE, or B grade in GCSE Triple Science Chemistry

higher education

Students who have completed Chemistry A Level usually enter university to study biochemistry, forensics, veterinary, toxicology, medicine and related degrees such as nursing and dentistry, pharmacy, psychology and food and nutrition.


  • Vet
  • Toxicologist
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacist
  • Psychologist

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject?

Ms Caton