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Chemistry A2 level at Malmesbury School

Course description

Skills developed during the course

Communication, Application of Number, Information Technology, Working with Others, Improving Own Learning and Performance and Problem Solving.

Course content


  1. Elements of Life
  2. Developing Fuels
  3. Elements from the sea
  4. The Ozone Story
  5. What’s in a medicine?
  6. The Chemical Industry
  7. Polymers and Life
  8. Oceans
  9. Developing Metals
  10. Colour by Design


Paper 1 – Fundamentals of Chemistry

(110 marks; 41% of total qualification; 2 hours 15mins)

  • Section A: Multiple Choice (30 marks)
  • Section B: Structured Questions covering theory and practical skills (80 marks)

Paper 2 - Scientific Literacy in Chemistry

(100 marks; 37% of total qualification; 2 hours and 15 mins)

  • Structured questions and extended response questions covering theory, practical skills and chemical literacy.

Paper 3 - Practical Skills in Chemistry

(60 marks; 22% of total qualification; 1 hour 30 mins)

  • Structured questions and extended response questions with a focus on the assessment of practical skills.

The practical endorsement in Chemistry

(0 marks; 0% of total qualification; pass/fail only)

A minimum of 12 practical activities to demonstrate competence. Performance reported separately from the A level grade

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years