Achieve a minimum of a grade 6 in GCSE Maths and a grade 6/5 in GCSE Sciences.
General entry criteria will also apply for your chosen pathway.
*If predicted a grade 7/7 in Science subjects, a grade 5 in Maths would be accepted.
This academic A Level will see you learning about a wide range of concepts and scientific theories, including:
- Atomic structure
- Rates of reaction
- Organic chemistry
- Chemical analysis
An enriching experience
Studying A Level Chemistry at HNC is an enriching experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests, broadening your horizons and building your cultural capital. These experiences are integral to life at HNC and will help you to stand out from the crowd. Some of the experiences our A Level Chemistry students enjoy include:
• Visits to universities and employers to help you to understand progression routes and support to apply for prestigious summer schools at Russell Group Universities
• Visiting speakers and lecturers to expand your knowledge and inspire your next steps
• Participation in national competitions such as the RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) School’s Analyst Competition
• South Africa trip
We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our subject specialists will instil in you a love of learning, and challenge you to develop the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life-changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.
You will undertake the practical elements of this A Level in our state-of-the-art Science laboratories and will work with our subject experts to develop your knowledge and ensure that you have plenty of opportunities to link theory with practice, preparing you for university study. Many of our A Level Chemistry students also take part in our XL Programme, which provides you with unique and exceptional opportunities to support progression to world leading universities.
How will you be assessed?
This course is assessed by examination. There are also 12 required practicals that must be completed for you to achieve the Practical Endorsement.
A Level Chemistry opens up an incredible range of opportunities. As a traditional subject it is valued highly by universities and is often described as a central science; it is often a requirement for many STEM and STEM related degree courses. If you’re thinking of studying A Level Chemistry and pursuing a STEM based career, we recommend that your study programme contains at least one other STEM based subject. This is because many universities will require more than one Science as part of their entry requirements.
A Level Chemistry students progress to university to study subjects such as:
• Analytical Chemistry
• Chemical Engineering
• Forensic Science
• Geological Exploration
What does this course go well with or what may you like?