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Level 3

AQA L3 A Level in Chemistry


A Level Chemistry is a rigorous, rewarding course that builds on the concepts and skills developed at GCSE. In your first year you will learn about atomic structure, moles, bonding, energetics, kinetics, equilibria, periodicity, hydrocarbons, alcohols, halogenoalkanes and equilibria. In year 2 you will progress to more complex topics such as thermodynamics, transition metals, aromatic chemistry and acids, bases and buffers.

You will experience a range of teaching styles, including whole class teaching, group work and independent study tasks. The course will enable you to develop critical thinking through problem solving.

Through experimental work and interpretation of your results, you will understand the unifying ideas in chemistry. You will develop your ability to communicate through discussion, writing, summarising, using formulae, graphs and calculations. You will use models to help you understand reactions at a molecular level. Through background reading and wider research, you will develop an appreciation of the social, environmental, economic and technological importance of chemistry.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language, grade 6 in Maths and a 6 in Chemistry plus a 6 in another Science.

You need to be fully confident with all chemistry topics covered at GCSE. You also need good mathematical skills -; at least a grade 6 in GCSE. You should be interested in the importance of science in modern society and enjoy practical work.

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The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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