It looks like you have JavaScript turned off

Pretty much everything should work. But you may find some components look slightly off as a result. You can find out what JavaScript is here. If you don't have JavaScript turned off, or if something doesn't work that you think should do, please get in touch.

Staying safe on campus and out and about — See our latest COVID-19 guidance

A Level Chemistry

Course outline

Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, properties and change of the matter which makes up our world. You will study the world right down to its molecular and atomic structure, discovering more about the elements and compounds which surround us in our daily lives.

Cooking is chemistry. Everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical. Chemistry explains why detergent works better in hot water and how one pain killer will be better than another if you’ve got a headache. It enables you to understand the world around you on a deeper level.

Famous chemists include Nobel Prize winning Marie Curie who discovered Radium and Polonium, Louis Pasteur who created early vaccines for anthrax and rabies and Alfred Nobel who invented dynamite and went on to give his name to one of the most prestigious prizes in the world.

This course will give you a great theoretical base, but will also cover the practical application of chemistry in our everyday lives.

You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.

Topics include:

  • General chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • and many more advanced topics

Aged 24 or over?

If you don't already hold a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to at least two A Levels, or a Level 3 vocational qualification), you can now study this course fully funded!

The Government’s new Lifetime Skills Guarantee programme has created new opportunities for adults, aged 24 and over, to access fully funded full-time learning.

For more information, view our Funded Courses for Over 24s page.

If you are aged 16-18 or 19-23 without having achieved a Level 3 qualification, you will also be eligible for full funding.

How to apply for this course

Apply now to study an A Level Programme in 2022/23.

You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.

Choose a course option below and press apply now.

Want to find out more first?

Get in touch by hitting the button below and filling out our enquiry form.

Download a guide Browse careers Get in touch
Location Date
Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Start: 5th September 2022

A Level Programme (2 years)

Course code: C000450 / Q000525

Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Start: 5th September 2022

A Level Programme Intensive (1 year)

Course code: C000453 / Q002528

Qualification

A Level Chemistry

Duration

A Level: 2 years

A Level Intensive: 1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

2 year A Level Programme:

  • To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English at grade 4 (C) or above and Maths at grade 5 (C) or above
  • To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English at grade 4 (C) or above and Maths at grade 5 (C) or above
  • One of your GCSEs must be a Grade 6 (B) or above in GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy, or a 5 in Chemistry if you have a 6 in GCSE Biology

The following qualifications are NOT accepted:

  • GCSE Applied Science
  • GCSE Combined Science: Synergy
  • BTEC Science

1 year Intensive A Level Programme:

  • One full A Level at grade C or above
  • Five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths
  • One of your GCSEs must be a Grade 6 (B) or above in GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy, or a 5 in Chemistry if you have a 6 in GCSE Biology
  • Complete a successful interview

The following qualifications are NOT accepted:

  • GCSE Applied Science
  • GCSE Combined Science: Synergy
  • BTEC Science

Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at feadmissions@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.

Assessment

Three written papers of two hours duration.

Progression

You could progress to a related higher education course such as medicine, agriculture, materials technology, energy, pharmacy, physiotherapy or chemical biochemistry.

There are lots of careers open to you such as:

  • Dentist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Doctor
  • Forensic scientist
  • Biochemist
Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

Colleges Week 2021: Our students ‘get in and go further’

18/10/2021

Read more

Colleges Week 2021: How we help employers fill their skills gaps

18/10/2021

Read more

We’re celebrating Colleges Week!

14/10/2021

Read more
Skip to main content