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Chemistry is the scientific discipline involved with elements and compounds composed of atoms, molecules and ions: their composition, structure, properties, behaviour and the changes they undergo during a reaction with other substances.



Unit Modules Weighting Length
Paper 1 Inorganic Chemistry and certain Physical Chemistry topics (including practical skills) 35% 2h
Paper 2 Organic Chemistry and certain Physical Chemistry topics (including practical skills) 35% 2h
Paper 3 All topics (with greater emphasis on practical skills) 30% 2h

Good Subject Combinations

Chemistry is well intertwined with the other core sciences, such as Biology and Physics. The subject also has a strong practical and problem-solving element, thus Mathematics is often paired alongside it. A Level Chemistry is a well-respected and popular requirement for many STEM courses at top level universities. This includes degrees for Natural Sciences, Medicine and Physics. Therefore, you may want to combine Chemistry with other relevant subjects to you, such as Sciences or Mathematics. 

Future Prospects

Chemistry is a popular subject amongst many prospective science students, and can aid towards enabling a vocation in Medicine, Dentistry and other STEM subjects. However, studying chemistry doesn't restrict you to a career in a laboratory, it can lead to many different careers across a wide range of sectors both directly and indirectly, including in forensics, research, and law to name a few.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Chemistry be completed in one year?

Yes. This is typically done when:

  • Students who are retaking their A-Levels
  • Students who wish to complete the course in one intensive year  

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