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Chemistry A level at Nower Hill High School

Course description

A level Chemistry is suitable if you:

  • Have an interest in, and enjoy Chemistry.
  • Want to find out about how things work in the real world.
  • Enjoy applying your mind to solving problems.

Want to use Chemistry to progress onto further studies in Higher Education, support other qualifications or enter chemistry-based employment.

Course content

A level Chemistry will help you understand the fascinating world of chemistry. The course is generally divided into three strands: Organic, physical and inorganic.

The A level qualification can be awarded at the end of year 13 following three exams sat at the end of year 13.

Entry requirements

Students must achieve Grade B or above in Core, Additional and Further Additional Science OR GCSE Chemistry.  A Grade B in GCSE Maths is also required as students must also study AS Maths.


  • Exams 100%
  • A level consists of 3 papers at the end of year 13

Future opportunities

Whilst many job opportunities specifically using Chemistry require higher qualifications, most laboratory-based jobs benefit from a Chemistry qualification, for instance dental assistant or veterinary assistant. More generally, employers in any field view success at A level Chemistry as a clear indication of strong academic ability.

Many university courses have a significant proportion of chemistry content and an A level in Chemistry is excellent preparation for such further study. In addition a number of other courses either specifically require or find it desirable. These include courses such as Chemical Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, Pharmacy and Dentistry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nower Hill High School directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years