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Group Four IB Chemistry HL Level 3 at Dartford Grammar School

Course description

Course Content:

This course comprises wide-ranging material from the three main areas of Chemistry – physical, inorganic and organic with options in Biochemistry, Energy, Materials or Medicinal chemistry.  There is a common core which is taught at both Standard Level and Higher Level.  This introduces students to the basic concepts of post-16 Chemistry. Higher Level students’ work on additional material, which takes them up to first year university standard. 

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to achieve at least 3 A grades and 4 B grades at GCSE. They will be required to have A grades in the subjects they are going to study at Higher Level (A* grade in Mathematics). In the case of a subject not studied at GCSE, a grade A will be required in a related subject.




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Format and syllabus coverage

Paper 1



Multiple-choice questions.

Paper 2



Short and long answer questions with some choice.

Paper 3



Questions on the compulsory practical’s and on the Option.


Future opportunities

Where will it lead?

Chemistry related jobs: Analytical chemist, atmospheric chemist, chemical engineer, cosmetic scientist, marine chemist, environmental chemist, forensic chemist.                

Chemistry/Physics: Materials scientist, nuclear scientist.              

Chemistry/Biology: Biochemist, food scientist, molecular biologist.   

General: Doctor, dentist, veterinary scientist, science teacher, university lecturer, technical sales executive, physiotherapist, pharmacist, toxicologist, science writer.

Further information

What skills will you gain?

The ability to analyse and apply scientific theories, to communicate key principles in writing, to evaluate and solve problems, to work as a team and to perform practical assignments safely.


Why do this subject?

IB Chemistry is a challenging, interesting and practical based course which seeks to explain the material world around us. Students are encouraged to think independently, question scientific data and collaborate with other students. This wide ranging and up- to- date course provides an opportunity for students to develop skills valued by both universities and employers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 December 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years