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Cheadle College


Cheadle College

Course Overview

A-level Chemistry is a rigorous, challenging and ultimately rewarding course that develops students’ scientific skills and knowledge. Assessment is entirely exam-based, with three papers taken at the end of the second year.

In the first year, students will explore the fundamental principles that form the basis of Chemistry and apply this to how Chemistry is used in the modern world.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

General entry requirements for our A Levels include 5 GCSEs grade 5 or above, including English and/or Maths. For A Level Chemistry we are looking for applicants with 6s in your Combined Science qualification or if you have studied GCSE Biology, Chemistry & Physics you will need a 6 in Chemistry and a 6 in one other science.

In addition, it will be useful for you to study another science or Maths at A level, although this is not compulsory. We are an inclusive College and will consider all applications on a case by case basis at interview.

A level chemistry is highly valued by universities and employers as it enables students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.Chemistry is a practical subject, and the AQA specification provides lots of opportunities to enjoy hands on laboratory work across the range of chemical disciplines, enabling students to gain the “practical skills endorsement” at the end of the second year.

Our students have access to a broad range of resources and experiences to facilitate their learning, and support for students is built into the course. Teaching staff are qualified chemists, dedicated to helping all students achieve their potential and their career goals. Rigorous and accurate assessment methods are used to monitor progress and set challenging targets. We aim to nurture a passion for the subject and lay the foundation for future study.

Chemistry is an essential qualification for a number of health related courses. It also develops valuable practical and problem solving skills that are useful for employemnt and higher education.

Medicine, Dentistry, Forensic Science, Veterinary Science, Pharmaceutical Industry, Petrochemical Industry

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