Chemistry A Level

Sixth Form

Date (from)


Awarding body


Full Time - September 2017



Course introduction

A-Level Chemistry is a stimulating, rigorous and challenging subject that will develop your scientific skills and knowledge.

There will be lots of opportunities to perform hands-on work in the lab and gain an insight into the relevance of Chemistry beyond the classroom.

This is important because Chemistry is the study of the substances that make both us and the things around us.

Indeed, if humankind did not understand what substances were or how they work, we could not cure diseases, develop new materials or respond to and correct changes in our environment.

Why choose Brock for Chemistry A Level?

At Brock we ensure you can receive extra individual support if you need it. In fact, we believe this approach has been instrumental in our exam success rates.

Importantly, all teachers are graduates in Chemistry, and have a wide range of both industrial and teaching experience from which you can benefit.

As a student you will also have access to well-resourced Chemistry labs and an open access computer suite.

Teaching & learning

Your teachers will use a variety of teaching techniques including: lectures, practical sessions and demonstrations.

They will also invite visiting speakers from universities and various industries to help put the subject into context beyond the classroom.

Wherever possible your teachers will encourage you to try out new ideas and develop your own experiments as well.

There is a significant written and oral component to the learning experience, which gives you ample opportunities to evidence your new knowledge and skills.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A*-C or grade 4 to include:

  • Maths grade B (6)
  • English language grade B (6)
  • Science core and additional B/B or if separate sciences Chemistry grade B and a grade B in another science

If you wish to study this at degree level we strongly recommend you take another science or maths A Level.

Information & support

As a first year student you will need to purchase a textbook.  A single payment of £18 covers the cost of this book and also serves as a contribution towards the cost of lab coats and safety glasses.

What can I do with this qualification?

This qualification can lead to careers in areas such as Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry. It is also extremely useful for careers in the Biological Sciences, Physics, Mathematics and Analytical Chemistry.

Please note: you will need an A Level Chemistry qualification if you wish to study Veterinary Medicine or Medicine at university.

Chemistry can also be useful for people who intend to study subjects like Law and Philosophy. This is because it demonstrates your ability to understand difficult concepts.

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  • Among the highlights of my time at Brock are all the practical experiments I have performed in Biology and Chemistry. What’s more, trips to Oxford and Cambridge universities and visits from university lectures and medical professionals have really helped me to make up my mind about studying Medicine.

    Lauren Stevens

  • 98.5%

    Overall A Level pass rate


    Of students gained A*-B grades


    Of students gained A*-C grades