A Level Chemistry

Studying Chemistry at Bellerbys College 

Chemistry is the study of all chemical substances and how they can change. You will learn to understand these and see in new ways the things that make up the world; our food, fuels and fabrics, building materials and manufactured goods, the air we breathe, the tools we use. Typical A Level subject combinations with chemistry: Chemistry, Maths and Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Economics.

What will I study?

  • Atoms and reactions
  • Bonding and structure
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Polymers and alcohols
  • Energetics and transition elements
  • How mathematics can be used to describe and understand chemical ideas
  • Practical experiments to test the principles you are learning

Where will this subject take me?

A Level Chemistry, often in conjunction with other science-based subjects, can lead to the following types of degree course: Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Dentistry, Dietetics, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geology, Medical Science, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Sports Science, Veterinary Science. Students have recently progressed to study Medicine and Surgery at University of Central Lancashire, Cellular and Molecular Medicine at University of Bristol, Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London and Dentistry at Univesity of Manchester.

This subject is also available as part of our Elite Medics programme, if you are a gifted student aiming for medical school.

How do I find out more?

Contact us now, and our experienced members of staff will be happy to talk you through your options and find the best A Level options for you.

A Level key facts

Minimum age: 15.5+
Course length: 3, 5 or 6 terms
(3-term available in Brighton only)
Start dates: September – all centres
January – Brighton only 
April – Brighton only
See term dates
The April 2021 A Level start date has been suspended. Our next intake will be September 2021.
Average class size: 8 students
Locations:  Brighton or London (subjects vary by location)
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
(IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level; April start and A2 Level) or equivalent
Academic entry requirements:  4 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education
Tuition fees: Visit our fees page for full details

Not all A Level subject combinations are available for all start dates and subjects offered will vary by location.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice.

Foundation

Bellerbys London Star Student Mark Lee

A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.

International Year One

Students looking for books in the library

An International Year 1 course is a one-year course equal to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Taught in London, this course prepares you for the second year of a business-related degree at university.