Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – AQA

Course Description

At A Level you will build on the chemistry you have studied at GCSE and, in some cases, you will understand for the first time why these reactions happen. You will study the building blocks of life itself and build some of these substances for yourself. Throughout the course, not only will you develop your practical ability but also your understanding of why and how we analyse the results of experiments. You will learn a variety of practical skills underpinned by a broad theoretical knowledge of matter’s composition, structure and properties, reactions and interaction with energy.

What next?

Chemistry A Level provides an essential grounding for studying a range of degree courses at university. These include degrees in medicine, dentistry, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, material science and many more.


Physical Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry


Examination 100% (with practical endorsement)

Additional Activities

Chemistry at S6C is taught in modern, purpose-built labs. You will carry out lots of practical work which prepares you for the study of science at university.

Entry Requirements

Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above

Þ At least grade 6 in GCSE Maths and GCSE Chemistry

Þ At least grade 5 in GCSE English

Student Financial Contribution: Purchase of course textbook

What Our Students Think

“The support from staff is really good, especially if it gets tough. The small classes mean we can discuss everything together and learn from each other.”

Ellen, previously St Edmund’s Girls’ School