Brighton College

Brighton College


A-level Chemistry is a rigorous, challenging and ultimately rewarding course that develops pupils' scientific skills and knowledge. Following on from GCSE Science or Chemistry, the content of this specification includes the fundamental key concepts of chemistry needed for progression on to higher education and employment. The specification also enables motivating contemporary chemistry contexts to be included in the programme. It is designed to motivate pupils, by allowing them to study aspects of chemistry that are often in the media and affect their lives.

Further Study: Whilst many job opportunities specifically using chemistry require higher qualifications, most laboratory-based jobs benefit from a chemistry qualification, for instance dental assistant or veterinary assistant. Many employers view success at GCE Chemistry as a clear indication of sound academic ability. Many university courses have a significant proportion of chemistry content and a A-level in Chemistry is excellent preparation for such further study. UK Universities currently offer over 200 courses where chemistry is the primary subject. In addition a number of other courses either specifically require or find it desirable to have an A-level in Chemistry. 

Exam Board: Edexcel

Course Requirements: A Grade at GCSE Chemistry/Additional Science and B grade in Mathematics