Course Overview

Analysing evidence from a crime scene; finding a cure for cancer; creating flavours for sweets or smells for perfume; restoring 500 year old paintings… None of these would be possible without Chemistry.

Chemistry is everywhere; it lies at the heart of all of these areas and many more.

If you love problem solving, hands on practical activities and have good analytical skills, then this is the course for you.

Chemistry (A-Level)

Find Your Feet 2020

Our study suite of Find Your Feet tasks have been designed to give you a taster of college life and the work involved by each subject. We recommend that you complete this work so that you know what to expect in September and to help you to choose the right subjects. There is no limit on how many subjects you can try, so find your feet in our study suite.

  • It is important to note that this work has no bearing on entry requirements and any work completed will not be marked or graded.
  • It is not required for you to bring any completed work with you in September, however, we would love for you to share your hard work.
  • It is a great platform to start your learning conversations with teaching staff and peers in September.

Download your A Level Chemistry Find Your Feet task here

Course Topics

  • Practical Skills
  • Foundations in Chemistry
  • Periodic Table and Energy
  • Core Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements
  • Organic Chemistry and Analysis

Course Features

Challenging but regarding—Questions involving the use of mathematical skills within Chemistry will contribute to 20% of the assessment as such studying a mathematics qualification alongside the subject is highly recommended.

Not limiting—opens up progression routes in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry and forensic science.

Hands on—lots of practical activities—at least one a week in fully equipped university labs.

Chemistry is a prized A level to have and is recognised as such by top universities


Exams – 100% (3 exams)

Awarding Body: OCR


2018 Results: 96%

Where Courses Become Careers

Chemistry is an essential A Level to study for access to certain degree courses, such as Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry.

The following are some of the other careers you could consider:
Archaeology, Biomolecular Research, Engineering, Finance, Forensic Science, Geology, Industrial Chemistry, Law, Pharmacology, Radiography.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

Chemistry is interesting, challenging and rewarding. It will help you to develop many of the Stoke6th Graduate attributes and provide you with transferable skills to take with you in your chosen career.

You will have to work hard, have good attention to detail and enjoy solving problems.

The key skills which you will develop on this course include: resilience, problem solving, team work, communication and independence.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

E: admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk


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