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A-Level Chemistry

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  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £2,172 per year*
  • Duration of course 72 Weeks (Over 2 years)
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

To apply for A Levels

Please choose an initial A Level you would like to apply for, then follow the on screen instructions on the online application form.  Add the names of the additional A Levels you would like to study into your personal statement, indicating why you have selected those options. 

Welcome to A Level Chemistry.

Over the next two years we will be studying:

Course Content

Year1: Core Topics

Atomic structure and the periodic table, chemical bonding and structure, redox reactions, inorganic chemistry, formulae, equations and amounts of substance, organic chemistry, modern analytical techniques, chemical energetics, reaction kinetics and chemical equilibrium.

Year2: Advanced Topics

Further equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, further energetics, further redox, transition metals, further kinetics, further organic chemistry and analytical techniques.

How will I learn?

You will get the chance to follow practical work in our laboratories. We often take our students on trips to the Science Museum and a visit to CERN in Geneva.


How will I be assessed?

A level Chemistry is 100% is externally assessed and taken only at the end of the course. Students are also required to conduct 12 Core Practical Assessments to gain the necessary laboratory skills.

Paper 1: Advanced inorganic and physical Chemistry 30% = 9CH0/01

Paper 2: Advanced organic and physical Chemistry 30% = 9CH0/02

Paper 3: General and practical principles in Chemistry 40% = 9CH0/03

Science Practical Endorsement Certificate = 9CH0/04

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

Independent Learning forms a big part of A-Level studies and you should allow at least 4-5 hours per week to do homework exercises and Practical Reports. 

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

Edexcel Exam Board – Code 9CH0

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enroll?

Apart from the general entry requirements for A Levels, you must have GCSE grade 6 to 9 in Maths and the sciences.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Many students have progressed to study Sciences – Medicine, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, Biomedical Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Law, and so on.  

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email customer.services@cwc.ac.uk or come to one of our Open Days.

* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year​ (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.