Chemistry - St Wilfrids Catholic High School and Sixth Form College



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A Level

A-Level Chemistry is an exciting course, which is academically demanding. Students study new theories and learn how to apply them in explaining change in the universe. Practical work illustrates these ideas and students gain new skills in planning and carrying out experiments.

Topics covered:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Location: St. Wilfrid's Sixth Form College

Course Level: Entry

Duration: 2 Years


  • Minimum average GCSE Points Score of 5.8 or above.
  • Minimum of a grade 5 in English
  • Minimum of grade 6 in mathematics
  • You must have a grade 6 in Chemistry/Combined Science

We strongly recommend taking another science and/or Maths at A-level


The exam board is AQA and the assessment is all exam based, students will study As level in year 12, which consists of 2 exams & A Level in year 13, which consists of 3 exams. All new Chemistry A-Levels must contain 20% mathematics and 12 assessed practical’s.

We see a good proportion of our students progressing to Russell Group Universities to study a variety of courses such as Chemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Veterinary Science and Natural Sciences. The practical and analytical skills needed throughout the course will help students in the future. Students who take Chemistry related courses have a higher than average employability rate.