Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course offers a flexible approach where the specification is divided into modules each covering key areas. Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and both are examined through written papers. There is no coursework.


Module 1 – Development of practical skills

Module 2 – Foundations of chemistry e.g. atoms, amount, redox and structure & bonding

Module 3 – Periodic Table and energy

Module 4 - Core organic chemistry e.g. hydrocarbons, isomerism and infra-red spectroscopy

Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements

Module 6 - Organic chemistry and analysis, e.g. carbonyls and nuclear magnetic resonance

How will it be delivered?

Papers will incorporate multiple-choice questions, short answer question styles (structured questions, problem solving, calculations, practical) and extended response questions.
• Paper 1 Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry (37%)
(assesses modules 1, 2, 3 and 5)
• Paper 2 Synthesis and analytical techniques (37%)
(assesses modules 1, 2, 4 and 6)
• Paper 3 Unified chemistry (26%)
(assesses all modules)
• Practical endorsement – students achieve a pass or fail. This is independent of their final grade but is recorded on their exam certificate. To achieve a pass, students have to successfully carry out 12 specified practical experiments including a formal write-up.

Entry requirements

At least a Grade 7 in each of the Science GCSEs if taking Trilogy Science or at least a Grade 7 in Chemistry GCSE. In addition, at least a Grade 7 in Mathematics is required.

It is highly recommended that students who wish to take Chemistry at A Level are also taking Mathematics at A Level. For those not taking Mathematics, whose mathematical skills require improvement, attendance at additional Mathematics for Scientists sessions will be compulsory.