At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including a 6 in Maths and 6/6 in Science. If separate sciences are taken, a grade 6 in Chemistry is required alongside a 6 in another science.
Why Should You Take This Course?
Chemistry is critical to solving today’s problems, faster and cheaper drug development, cleaner and more economical fuel sources, safer air and drinking water, biotechnology to improve health and food sources around the world, nanotechnology to reduce the size and environmental impact of many consumer goods, and green industrial processes to prevent pollution.
An A Level in Chemistry will enable you to contribute to these developments in the future. We highly recommend students study Maths alongside in order to maximise their achievements in this subject.
Chemistry is a context-led approach. Learners study Chemistry in a range of different contexts, conveying the excitement of contemporary chemistry. This specification places a particular emphasis on an investigational and problem-solving approach to practical work and has been developed by the University of York.
Year 1 includes the storylines Elements of Life, Developing Fuels, Elements from the Sea, The Ozone Story, and What’s in a Medicine?
Year 2 includes the storylines The Chemical Industry, Polymers and Life, Oceans, Developing Metals, and Colours by Design.
How will I be assessed?
There will be written examinations at the end of the second year.
Are there any special expenses?
Students will need to purchase a lab coat, safety goggles, and a lab book from the College.
What could I do next?
Chemistry is essential for degrees in Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacology, and Veterinary Sciences.
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.