Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of four grade 5s at GCSE, and English Language at grade 4 or above. You should also have grade 5 or above in Maths, Additional, Double or Triple Science.


Two year course.

What will I study?

A Level Chemistry builds on ideas and concepts taught at GCSE. The topics are made interesting and relevant with an emphasis on real life chemistry. As you progress through the course content is revisited developing your understanding and confidence.

All the theoretical work is underpinned by practical work that enables you to improve your understanding of theory and develop important practical skills.

Good course combinations

Chemistry works well with Biology, Physics and Maths.

What could it lead to?

Chemistry can lead to a wide variety of careers and higher education courses. It is an essential requirement for entry into Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Veterinary Science, as well as degrees based on Chemistry itself. Chemistry is also a very useful subject for anyone wanting to do a Biology based degree. Past students have gone on to study Medicine, Veterinary Sciences and Natural Sciences as well as arts subjects.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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