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Chemistry AS/A2 Level (Linear) at Anglo European School

Course description

Modules 1 to 4 constitute the stand-alone AS Level qualification; Modules 1 to 6, combined with the Practical Endorsement, constitute the full A Level. The modules can be summarised as:

Module 1: Development of practical skills – this module underpins the whole of the specification, and covers the practical skills that students should develop throughout the course. The practical skills in this module can be assessed within written examinations and (for A Level only) within the Practical Endorsement.

Module 2: Foundations in chemistry covering concepts required throughout the remaining modules including atoms, compounds, molecules and equations and amount of substance


Modules 3 and 4: AS topics.

Module 3: The periodic table and periodicity, group 2 and the halogens, qualitative analysis, enthalpy changes, reaction rates and equilibrium (qualitative).

Module 4: Core organic chemistry, basic concepts, hydrocarbons, alcohols and haloalkanes, organic synthesis, analytical techniques (IR, MS).


Modules 5 and 6: A Level topics.

Module 5: Reaction rates and equilibrium (quantitative), pH and buffers, enthalpy, entropy and free energy, redox and electrode potentials, transition elements.

Module 6: Aromatic compounds, carbonyl compounds carboxylic acids and esters, nitrogen compounds, polymers organic synthesis, chromatography and spectroscopy (NMR).

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

A grade B or higher in GCSE Chemistry or Core and Additional science. Students must also have achieved a grade B or higher in the Chemistry components of their Core and Additional Science GCSEs. A grade B or higher in GCSE mathematics is required.


Paper 1 – modules 1,2,3,5 periodic table, elements and physical chemistry. 37% (100 marks) 2hrs 15 minutes written paper.

Paper 2 – modules 1,2,4,6 synthesis and analytical techniques. 37% (100 marks) 2 hrs 15 minutes written paper.

Paper 3- Modules 1-6 Unified chemistry. 26%  (70 marks) 1 hr 30 minutes.

Practical skills- non-exam practical endorsement reported separately pass/fail. 12 key practical assessments carried out across the course and examined on the written papers.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anglo European School directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years