Chemistry makes an important contribution to the understanding of the materials used in everyday life and in the world about us. Physical chemistry deals with the relationships between energy and chemical reactions. Organic chemistry is the study of carbon compounds and other elements.

Where can this course lead?

An A Level in Chemistry is a course requirement for degree courses such as Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Veterinary science. A Level chemists can follow a variety of future careers such as teaching, nursing, lab technician, forensics, engineering, natural science and other biomedical sciences.

What do students think?

  • “Smaller class sizes mean that I get more help from my teachers. Teachers are always willing to give up their time to help us.”
  • “Chemistry is challenging but very interesting, we’re doing lots of practical work.”

Who could be teaching me?

There are three experienced Chemistry teachers in the department who deliver the A Level course.

  • Mrs Mooney has taught A Level Chemistry for over 20 years. She is a practical advisor for AQA exam board.
  • Mrs Adams gained her degree is Forensic science
  • Dr Dearden achieved her PhD studying new materials in the field of solar energy.

Student Destinations

  • Rupert is currently studying Engineering at The University of Cambridge
  • Alex is currently studying Medicine at the University of Newcastle
  • Katy is studying  Medical Chemistry at Liverpool University

Entry Requirements

6-6 in trilogy Science

or equivalent in seperate Science

Grade 6 in Maths

Grade 5 in English


Exam Board - AQA

Assessment - 100{6359e73990f04aa16fa28af782049e43ba3970eb71e7742b3151d58c2df49591} exam

100{6359e73990f04aa16fa28af782049e43ba3970eb71e7742b3151d58c2df49591} in Year 13

Average Class Size