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Chemistry A Level at Driffield School

Course description

If you enjoyed Chemistry at GCSE, you’ll really enjoy this AS/A level course. A level Chemistry is a stepping stone to future study, laying the groundwork for further study in courses such as chemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.The course allows students  to  develop  the  skills  universities  are  keen to  see.  This  chemistry  course  is  a  new  specification designed to inspire students and nurture their passion for chemistry.

In two years you’ll get an in-depth knowledge of this fascinating  subject.  In  the  first  year  you  will  study physical,  inorganic  and  organic  chemistry,  topics will  include  atomic  structure,  periodicity,  bonding, thermodynamics,  alkanes,  alkenes  and analytical techniques.  Year  2  follows  a  similar  structure  where you  will  study  the  three  key  areas  of  chemistry  in more depth. Throughout the course you will learn new practical skills and there will be numerous opportunities to use practical experiences to link theory to reality.

Entry requirements

A minimum of grade B in Chemistry/ Additional Science and Maths is required. 5 A*-C in any subjects at GCSE.


Paper 1 – 90 minute written examination 50%  
Paper 2 – 90 minute written examination 50%

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 October 2017

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