Chemistry A Level Exam Information

 

The A-level course takes a more in depth approach to Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, and allows students to make connections between these three branches of the subject.

The aim of the course is to allow students to develop essential knowledge and understanding of the concepts of Chemistry, and the skills needed for the use of these in new and challenging situations. Students gain an understanding of the link between theory and experiment and become aware of how advances in ICT and instrumentation are used in Chemistry. Students appreciate the contribution of the subject to society and the responsible use of scientific knowledge and evidence. The course aims to develop and sustain students’ enjoyment of and interest in Chemistry. A-Level takes a much more in depth approach to Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, and allows students to make connections between these three branches of the subject.

Course Structure

Lower Sixth

Internal exams will be sat which will cover units 1 and 2, which will include practical questions as there is no practical coursework in the A Level.

Upper Sixth

Students takes papers 1,2 and 3 in June of the Upper Sixth having had 10 hours per fortnight of contact time. The students will complete their lab work and all competences will be signed off.

Reading and Resources

Students receive the A Level textbook, as well as the very useful support guides (two for each year) which provide the students with essential notes, worked examples, exam style questions and a format which allows them to clearly see the structure of the whole course.

Students can purchase revision guides through School at a much reduced cost. It is expected that students will read beyond the course, with an option to borrow books from our mini Chemistry library.

Entry Requirements

Students will have achieved a minimum of a high grade 7 in Chemistry GCSE or 7 7 in the Chemistry component of Double Award Science. However, an 8 in Chemistry GCSE (or 8 8 in the Chemistry component of Double Award Science), together with the study of at least on other science, are the recommended entry requirements.

Exam Board: AQA