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A Level Chemistry at Boston Spa Academy

Course description

Course outline for students studying the full A-level - split into 6 modules;

Module 1 - Development of practical skills in Chemistry

Module 2 Foundations in Chemistry

Module 3 Periodic Table and Energy

Module 4 Core Organic Chemistry

Module 5  Physical Chemistry & Transition Element

Module 6 Organic Chemistry & Analysis



Course content


The A-level course is split into six modules:

Module1 – Development of practical skills in Chemistry;

Module 2 – Foundations in Chemistry,

Module 3 – Periodic Table and Energy,

Module 4 – Core Organic Chemistry,

Module 5 – Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements,

Module 6 – Organic Chemistry and Analysis.







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Entry requirements

GCSE Additional Science grade 5/6 or Chemistry Grade 5/6 & Maths Grade 5/6



Assessment: There are 3 exams at the end of Year 13

1) Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry 2hr15m written examination, content assessed Modules 1,2,3,5 37% of A level

2) Synthetis & Analytical Techniques 2hrs 15m written examination, content assessed Modules 1,2,4,6 35% of A level

3) Unified Chemistry (synoptic paper) 1hr 30m written examination, content assessed all modules 26% of A level

Students will perform a minimum of 12 required practical activities over the 2 year course and will receive a practical endorsement in chemistry which does not count towards the A-level grade and is reported separately as PASS/FAIL





Financial information

Text book for each year (Approx £20)

Future opportunities

Higher Eductional Progression

A level Chemistry is essential for Chemistry, Medical, Vetinary and Dentristry degrees. It is useful for all Science degrees and many other subjects and it is rated highly by top universities - a 'high currency' A level


Careers opportunities

A level Chemistry is seen as a useful qualification in most if not all professions 

Further information

For further details or guidance speak to Mr Norton.

Telephone Boston Spa Sixth Form to make an appointment on 01937 846612


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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 January 2018
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