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Chemistry IB SL & HL Level 3 Group 4 at Tonbridge Grammar School

Course description

Chemistry is a challenging subject which provides students with a link between the world around them and the more abstract world of Physics. It sets out to explain how things work on a molecular level which can help us in terms of understanding processes for industry and in the treatment of disease. 

Course content

The content students will follow is very similar to that studied at GCSE. It will include topics such as Acids and Bases and Electrolysis and will go into greater detail. Some of these topics will be explored quantitatively using maths to help us solve problems. There are also topics on Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, Equilibrium, Atomic Structure and Organic Chemistry. 

Entry requirements

All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole


There are three papers. These consist of a Multiple Choice paper, a longer answer paper and a third paper which contains the options and a section on data analysis. Students complete an Internally Assessed piece of coursework which counts for 20% of the final grade. 

Future opportunities

We have a strong history of students going on to study Medicine, Chemistry and Biochemically related degrees. The destinations are varied but include Oxford and Cambridge and are heavily weighted in favour of Russell Group universities. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tonbridge Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 15 September 2016
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