A Level in Chemistry

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Cheadle College


Cheadle College

Further Details


College 16-18


A Levels

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 2225.00
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Course Overview

A-level Chemistry is a rigorous, challenging and ultimately rewarding course that develops students’ scientific skills and knowledge. Assessment is entirely exam-based, with three papers taken at the end of the second year.

In the first year, students will explore the fundamental principles that form the basis of Chemistry and apply this to how Chemistry is used in the modern world.

Course Requirements


Standard A Level entry requirements: 5 x GCSE grade 5’s or above (must include Maths and English Language). However, certain subjects may have additional entry criteria, which can be found below:

Additional Entry Requirements:
A Level Chemistry will require grade 6 in GCSE Maths
A Level Chemistry will require grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry or 66 in Combined Science.

This subject must also be studied alongside at least one other science-based (Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) course.

What you will Learn

A level chemistry is highly valued by universities and employers as it enables students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.Chemistry is a practical subject, and the AQA specification provides lots of opportunities to enjoy hands on laboratory work across the range of chemical disciplines, enabling students to gain the practical skills endorsement” at the end of the second year.

Our students have access to a broad range of resources and experiences to facilitate their learning, and support for students is built into the course. Teaching staff are qualified chemists, dedicated to helping all students achieve their potential and their career goals. Rigorous and accurate assessment methods are used to monitor progress and set challenging targets. We aim to nurture a passion for the subject and lay the foundation for future study.”


Through written exams.

The A level is awarded on the basis of exams held at the end of the second year which cover the full course.

There is a special practical grade awarded on the basis of the practical reports completed over the two year programme.


Chemistry is an essential qualification for a number of health related courses. It also develops valuable practical and problem solving skills that are useful for employemnt and higher education.

Career Options

Medicine, Dentistry, Forensic Science, Veterinary Science, Pharmaceutical Industry, Petrochemical Industry

Mandatory Units

The specification is split into: Physical chemistry Inorganic chemistry Organic chemistry.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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