Although A level chemistry is not required for admission for all chemical engineering programs, most universities prefer someone with a chemistry background. There are people in my course who never studied pre-university chemistry, and they still do well academically. Of course, as long your grades reflect you are an intelligent student who can commit to his studies, I don't see why a chemical engineering department should reject your application. After-all, chemical engineering contains more physics/engineering than chemistry. We study things like fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, distillation, boiling, process dynamics.
The only chemistry we study is basic organic chemistry (eg. electrophillic addition, aromatic nucleophilic substitustution, acid-base equilibrium, solubility equilibrium, nucleophilic substitution, dehalogenation, dehydration). I wouldn't count reaction kinetics as really chemistry because it is so mathematical. You only need to know basic chemistry to formulate the differential equation. Solving the differential equation itself is a pain in the ass. LOL.