COURSE - The A level course builds on work that has already been covered at GCSE, enabling the student to have a deeper understanding of Chemistry. For detailed information about the course (especially the student's guide to Chemistry) please go to www.edexcel.org.uk.
A LEVEL UNITS
PAPER 1: Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (9CH0/01)
PAPER 2: Advanced Organic and Physical Chemistry (9CH0/02)
PAPER 3: General and Practical Principles in Chemistry (9CH/03)
ASSESSMENT – Paper 1 & 2 are 1 hour 45 minutes and consist of 90 marks. Paper 3 is 2 hours 30 minutes and consists of 120 marks. The papers may include multiple-choice, short open, open-response, calculations and extended writing questions. The papers will include questions that target mathematics at Level 2 or above and a minimum of 20% of the marks across the three papers will be awarded for this.
ADMISSIONS – Students will preferably have achieved a grade 6 in Chemistry GCSE or a grade 6 in Additional Science
CAREERS- Careers could include Medicine, Veterinary sciences, Chemical engineering, Forensics, research, finance and teaching.