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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Attendance: Full Time
Location: King's Cross Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers, Adults
Duration: 1 Year
Level: Level 3
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ABOUT THE COURSE

Our A Level Intensives allow you to study the entire 2-year A Level syllabus in just under a year.

Chemistry allows you to study the basis of all chemical substances, the understanding of which has greatly improved the quality of life for most people around the world. Our A Level course is underpinned by the practical skills that we call ‘How Science Works’. You will find out how chemists are real innovators, designing solutions to the problems that affect modern life, and using practical experiments and theory to underpin your knowledge.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

  • Core organic
  • Inorganic and physical chemistry
  • Atomic theory
  • Structure and Bonding
  • Redox
  • Periodic Table and calculations involving amounts of substances
  • Modern analytical methods
  • Energetics
  • Kinetics and equilibrium

WHAT WILL I NEED?

For applicants who are under the age of 18, the standard A Level programme is recommended. However, applicants aged 18 and over will be considered for the A Level Intensive course if they have already proven a record of achievement at A level or an equivalent level 3 qualification e.g. Grade D achieved in A Levels

To study this A Level Intensive, you will need:

  • A proven track record of achievement at A level or an equivalent level 3 qualification e.g. Grade D achieved in previous A-levels
  • GCSE Science at grade 66 or above
  • GCSE Maths at grade 6
  • GCSE English Language at grade 5
  • One further GCSE at grade 4 or above
  • Admission onto this course is subject to passing an entrance test set at AS level
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must take an entry test and have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

During the year there will be formal internal assessments, which you will need to pass in order to be entered into the final three public written examinations.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers


If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August prior to the start date of your course and you have the legal right to remain in the UK for the duration of your programme then your study with us will be free. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

Adults - Level 3

If you will be aged 19 to 23 prior to the start date of your course, and do not already have a full Level 3 qualification, you may be eligible for a Level 3 entitlement, in which case your study with us will be free. If you are older, or already have a Level 3, we have many other Level 3 courses that are also free to study. Otherwise, you will have to pay the fees yourself or apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.

WHERE STUDENTS PROGRESS TO AFTER THIS COURSE

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MEET SOME OF THE TEACHERS

Angela Stewart

Angela joined Westminster Kingsway College in September 2017. Angela studied at the University of the West Indies where in 1994 she completed a BSc (Hons); followed by a Master of Science degree in Biomolecular Organisation (1996) London.

After working as a laboratory technician, Angela undertook teacher training and completed her PGCE in 2000 at Goldsmiths College, London.

Before joining Westminster Kingsway College, Angela taught GCSE and A Level Chemistry at Wimbledon College, Langley Park School for Girls, Saint Cecilia’s Church of England School, Highbury Fields for Girls School, and Duff Miller Sixth Form College.

During her teaching career, Angela completed her PhD in the field of Earth and Planetary Sciences. The experimental work was performed at the Natural History Museum in London and gave rise to two publications on the absorption of iron from iron-rich soil by molecules secreted by microbes.

In addition to teaching, Angela is a Pearson EdExcel examiner for GCSE Chemistry, and a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Mineralogical Society of the UK and Ireland.


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