A Level Chemistry

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 Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at University of Manchester and Biomedical Science at University of Hull.

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

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.

Key facts

Minimum age: 15.5+
Course length 3, 5, 5.5 or 6 terms
(3-term available in Brighton only)
(5.5-term available in Brighton and Cambridge)
Start dates: September – all centres
October - Brighton and Cambridge
January – Brighton and Cambridge
April – Brighton only
See term dates
Average class size: 8 students
Centres:  Brighton, Cambridge, London (subjects vary by location)
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5
(IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level)
Academic entry requirements:  5 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education
Tuition fees per term: Brighton: £9,020
Cambridge: £9,020
London: £9,020

GCSEs

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GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A levels or a Foundation pathway. Our GCSE Pathway programme offers students from the age of 13 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.

A Levels

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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. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.

Foundation

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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.