Doing an A-level in chemistry can open many doors for you in the future. It is always seen as a challenging, academic and rigorous A-level that will impress a lot of universities and employers, therefore a qualification in chemistry opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities.

As well as practical knowledge of the subject, chemistry students develop many other useful skills, such as researching, problem solving, organisational skills and analytical skills. Group projects and presentations will also help develop your teamwork and communication skills.


Course Name

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Chemistry (9CH0)


Topics Covered

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding and structure
  • Redox
  • Inorganic chemistry and the periodic table
  • Formulae, equations and amount of substance
  • Energetics
  • Equilibrium
  • Acid-base equilibria
  • Transition metals
  • Organic chemistry
  • Modern analytical techniques


Further Information


Students will have at least 8 hours per fortnight in a specialised laboratory, where the key concepts of the course will be taught. Students will also complete a series of core practicals which will be internally assessed and endorsed by the Academy.

In addition to lesson time students should spend at least 6 hours per week revising, practising questions, doing extra research and working independently outside of lesson time on their topics.