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A Level Chemistry

  • Course Type: A Level

What can this course lead to?

Example job roles:

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Doctor
  • Toxicologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Science Writer
  • Secondary School Teacher

Studying further degrees in:

  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Pre-clinical Medicine
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacology

Who is it for?

Gain an understanding of underlying chemical concepts through practical techniques and calculations that develop your analysis and practical scientific skills Chemistry attempts to answer the big question; what is everything made from?

Not only does chemistry help us to make sense of the world around us, but chemistry also touches upon the main social, ethical and cultural issues affecting our lives today. From archaeology to other plants’ atmospheres, and the effect of drugs to the color of precious stones, chemistry helps us to understand and enables us to make life better and more interesting. From a knowledge of chemistry, we can prevent and cure disease, develop new materials and explore space. Chemistry is all around us.

What is covered?

You will study the following units:

  • Atomic Structure
  • Bonding
  • Energetics and Kinetics
  • Chemical Equilibria
  • Thermodynamics
  • Alkanes and Halogen alkanes
  • Alcohols
  • Organic Analysis
  • Electrode Potentials and Electrochemical Cells
  • Biochemistry and Spectroscopy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The standard requirement for A Levels at Stamford College is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Level subject has its own additional entry requirements, please see below:

Minimum grade 6/B or above in maths and 66/BB in Combined Science or Grade 6/B in maths and 6/B in Chemistry plus 6/B in Biology or Physics.

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you. We offer an online interview which will explain the A Level programme and also allow for an informal chat with the tutor for each subject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.

Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success’ programme that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change subject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks -subject to availability
  • Moving you between A-Levels and a Level 3 Diploma if you are finding your current level too hard – subject to availability
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at should you have any further questions.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years
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