A Level

Exam Board: A Level Chemistry – OCR

Course Summary

Chemistry is a practical subject and experimental work provides you with important practical skills, as well as enhancing your understanding of chemical theory. You will begin by learning about fundamentals of chemistry and then progress to developing important chemical ideas for inorganic and physical chemistry and the basic concepts of organic chemistry.

Your knowledge of inorganic chemistry will be expanded in the Second Year and a more quantitative and mathematical approach will be used to describe the qualitative chemical phenomena encountered in the First Year. You will also expand your knowledge of organic chemistry, developing further your analytical techniques for the identification of organic structures.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 6 in either Combined Science or Chemistry, a Grade 6 in Mathematics and a Grade 5 in English
  • Minimum average GCSE score of 5.5



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

Why choose this course?

  • State-of-the-art £5m Science Centre
  • Strong practical elements
  • Field trips and guest speakers to experience the most current research and developments in science

Where might it lead?

Chemistry can lead to a variety of options after College, both at University and in employment. Many students go on to study and work in fields such as Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Dentistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, Biomedical Science and Law.


This course is 100% examination based but has practical endorsement.


Olly Hart

"I love being able to do my work in the cafes and study areas, it’s such a relaxing environment and allows me to complete independent work and homework."

Read more about Olly and some of our other students.