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Chemistry A-Level at Pendleton Sixth Form College

Course description

A-Level Chemistry has been carefully designed to offer students the maximum chance of success. There is a strong emphasis on linking theory with practice and on assessing students’ progress through a series of tests. Our laboratories are well-equipped, modern and light. Students also have the opportunity to join the Science Society that runs regular events throughout the year that are both informative and fun. Tutors have good contacts with universities including Oxford and Cambridge, as well as strong links with industry.

Course content

A level Chemistry is a two-year linear course. There are three main areas to be covered in the two years which are physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry. The course will cover a wide range of topics such as atomic structure, bonding, periodicity, chemical energetics, electrochemistry, hydrocarbons, alcohols, aromatic organic chemistry and spectroscopy.

Entry requirements

You would be expected to have 3 GCSE grades B/5s and 3 GCSE grades C/4s, including a B/6 in mathematics, BB in GCSE science, or a B/6 in chemistry.


Your grades will be determined through end of year examinations. You will also be required to complete 12 practical tasks throughout the two years as part of the practical endorsement.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are an EU citizen.

Future opportunities

A-Level Chemistry is an essential qualification for Higher Education courses in fields such as medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science, biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering and, of course, chemistry itself. The mental discipline provided by the study of chemistry gives transferable skills that enable students to follow careers in other fields such as law and accountancy.

Further information

You will have a mentor who ensures that your training fits your requirements and offers the skills needed for the job

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 September 2018
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