In the A Level course there are six teaching modules. These organise the subject into rational bodies of knowledge.
Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry.
Foundations in Chemistry.
Periodic Table and Energy.
Module 4: Basic organic chemistry.
Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements. Module 6:
Organic Chemistry and Analysis.
You will be taught with a combination of tutorials, individual work, practical sessions, independent research and independent learning and presentations to the rest of the class.
Assessment is by three exams in total taken at the end of year 13. There are two exams of 2 hours 15 minutes. One covers physical and inorganic chemistry and the other deals with organic chemistry. The other 26% is from a synoptic paper embracing all aspects of chemistry. Papers 1 & 2 assess content from modules 2, 3 & 5 and 2, 4 & 6 respectively. Paper 3 assesses content from modules 1 - 6. All three papers will have questions set based on considerations from module 1.
A GCSE grade 7-7 in double award science or grade 6 in separate science chemistry is essential for studying A level chemistry. A minimum grade 5 in GCSE Maths is also necessary.