Course overview

Chemistry A Level City of Bristol College

Chemistry is the science of materials: their composition, structure, properties, behaviour and the chemical changes they undergo during a reaction with other substances.

You can apply chemistry in all areas of the modern world. This includes the environment, engineering, medicine, pharmacology, forensics, geology, planetary science, food production, and industrial chemical production.

This course is an option within our science A Level pathway.

  • Science Pathway course code: ALSCIENCE

Find out more about our A Level pathways and how to apply

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for 16-18 years olds looking to study A Levels.

What you'll learn

You will learn the fundamentals of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry in a supportive environment.

Chemistry is an inherently experimental subject. You will get to undertake practical work to help build your chemistry skills.

Course entry requirements

Students are expected to have achieved a minimum Grade 6 or above at GCSE in Maths, English and all three Sciences (or Combined Sciences).

How is the course delivered and assessed?

As well as being taught by an expert in the field, you will have access to a study coach who can help with the transition from GCSE to A Level study.

You will also have access to a range of online learning tools (including blended learning) and the Learning Resource Centre (LRC).

You will be assessed throughout the duration of the course via a combination of coursework, practical work, observation and presentations.

Future career and study opportunities

This A Level qualification can lead to undergraduate degree course or careers within sectors such as engineering, medicine, pharmacology, forensics, geology, planetary science and food production.

Additional costs

This course is free to anyone aged 16-18.

There is no formal list of additional costs.

However, if you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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