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Degree Courses that need A-level Chemistry: everything you should know


A-level Chemistry is one of the most respected and widely accepted A-Level subjects. It means that, as a university applicant, you can have more options when it comes to choosing between different degree programmes if you take this A-levels. It's also essential for a number of courses such as Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Medicine, and Chemical Engineering.


It's also one of the most challenging subjects on the whole: in 2022, only 13.6% of students achieved a top grade (A*), with 24.4% getting an A.


A-level Chemistry – a “facilitating” subject


Some degrees don’t have any particular entry requirements when it comes to A-levels. However, chemistry is among A-level subjects that are most often required or preferred by some of the leading UK universities, or the so-called “facilitating” subjects.


It means that picking one or more of these will allow you to choose from a far larger pool of courses later on, or to have the best chances of being accepted for entry onto many undergraduate courses. For example, the University of Cambridge lists Chemistry as essential for many of its courses.


Other “facilitating” subjects:


Modern languages


History


English


Mathematics and Further Mathematics


Biology


Physics


Degree courses where A-level Chemistry is an essential or a helpful subject


Chemistry


Chemical engineering


Molecular biology, biophysics, and biochemistry


Food science


Materials science and engineering


Geology


Zoology


Medicine and allied subjects


Maths


Nursing


Veterinary science


Biology


Psychology


Physics and astronomy


Engineering and technology


Physiology, physiotherapy, and pathology


Pharmacology, toxicology, and pharmacy


Dentistry


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