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Chemistry — A Level

Maths and Science|Sixth Form

Course ID: 172552

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • Applying for A Levels: When you complete your application form, you can apply for just one subject, and add the other subjects into the 'Career Path' section. For example, complete the application for Psychology A Level, and type 'Sociology A Level and English A Level' in the 'Career Path' box. You do not need to complete multiple applications for each subject. If we need more information, we will contact you.

What to expect from the course

A Level Chemistry gives students a solid grounding in foundation chemistry. The course introduces the chemical reactivity of atoms and molecules, which provides a detailed understanding of their structures. We will also explore the development and use of periodic tables.

The Practical Skills Assignments (PSA) part of the course allows you to gain credit towards your qualification for work done in routine class practicals.

Among the number of benefits gained from studying this programme, you can expect to:

• Gain hands-on practical skills and data analysis skills
• Appreciate how science works and its relevance beyond the laboratory
• Develop an enthusiasm for Chemistry
• Demonstrate a synoptic understanding
• Study Chemistry in a contemporary context

This is studied as a two-year A Level programme alongside two other A Levels to make a full time study programme. The course is externally assessed.


AQA A Level Chemistry.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Successful completion enables students to either enter Higher Education or seek employment in chemical related industries.

A Level Chemistry is also essential for pharmacy and medicine. Chemistry graduates work in a wide range of industries, as well as in management.

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Entry Requirements

The most important entry requirement is that you are committed and determined to do well.

You need to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, with at least 2 at Grade 5. These must include Maths and English.

To study this particular A level, you need to achieve Grade 6 in GCSE Sciences and Maths


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a Full Level 3 qualification you won't have to pay any fees for this course. 24 years old or over or 19-23 and already hold a Full Level 3 qualification at the start of the course, fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

Fee for24/25 is 500.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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