Chemistry has a huge impact on our lives. This course links chemical theory to real life applications. From the development of new medicines and consumer goods to how we control levels of pollution, the study of Chemistry plays an exciting and important role in the modern age and the future. 

An A-Level in Chemistry will help you build and develop your knowledge of chemical processes through a good mixture of both practical and theory-based work. Core areas will include physical and organic chemistry, thermodynamics, atomic structure and experimental investigations. 


We currently deliver the OCR A-Level course that covers the three areas of chemistry; physical chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry over two years. 

Examinations are sat in Year 13 and consist of 3 components: 

  • Periodic Table, elements and physics chemistry (100marks) 
  • Synthesis and analytical techniques (100marks) 
  • Unified chemistry (70marks) 

You are also assessed on your ability to plan, carry out and evaluate practicals you carry out. 

Course Requirements 

6-6 in GCSE Science or 6 in Chemistry 6 and a 6 in Mathematics 

Links to HE 

The chemistry A-Level can lead on to degree courses and further study of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, pharmacology, food science, nursing, and physiotherapy. A-Level chemistry is highly recommended for biology, forensic science, geology, and various environmental science courses.