Chemistry is the branch of science concerned with the substances of which matter is composed, the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances.

You will learn about organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, and how these three branches fit together in the world around us.

You will also develop many skills which are highly valued by a wide range of employers, including problem solving, data analysis, numeracy and communications.


Higher Education to further develop your specific Chemistry skills and interests.

Careers include: Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy and Biochemistry.

How to apply

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Course detail

Start date: September 2021

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades 9 to 4 including grade 6 in Maths, grade 6 in Double Science or grade 6 in Chemistry

Study units

You will cover all three branches of Chemistry (see 'Assessment' section for further details).


Paper 1: Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (35% of A Level).
Paper 2: Organic and Physical Chemistry (35% of A-level)
Paper 3: All content (30% of A-level)