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Level 3: A Level

Exam Board: AQA

Entry Requirement

Either GCSE Combined Science Level 6 OR GCSE Chemistry Grade 6, plus a grade 5 in Maths

In Year 12 and 13:
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Practical Skills in Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Practical Skills in Chemistry

 

The course includes practical activities and teaches the process of scientific investigation which is an important part of learning.  The course includes practical skills and a minimum of 30% of the examinations will access higher level mathematics.  

Assessment at A Level

Three written exams

Unit 1:  Physical and Inorganic Chemistry (2 hours)

Unit 2:  Organic and Inorganic Chemistry (2 hours)

Unit 3:  Practical skills and all Chemistry (2 hours)

The Future

Chemistry A Level provides good preparation for studying medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science or chemical engineering in further or higher education.  It complements other A level courses such as Biology and Mathematics.

Further information
Mr J Ward, Science Curriculum Leader