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Chemistry A Level at Adeyfield School

Course description

To develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Chemistry and how they relate to each other.

  • To develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods.
  • To develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
  • To develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the Chemistry.
  • To understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

Chemistry occupies a central and pivotal position in the sciences and its study develops an appreciation of many aspects of our complex and technical society. Its study opens up many career prospects in the chemical industry e.g. petrochemicals, formulations and household products, polymers, bulk commodities and speciality chemicals. It is also a pre-requisite for other careers e.g. medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, pharmacy, food science, agricultural science, engineering and many, many more. Potential employers also value the analytical and conceptual skills that are developed during the study of chemistry. Such skills, coupled with the ability to work in a meticulous and accurate manner, enable chemistry students to pursue careers within, or outside, the vast area of science.

Course content

Content is split into 6 teaching modules:

  • Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry
  • Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry
  • Module 3 – Periodic table and energy
  • Module 4 – Core organic chemistry
  • Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements
  • Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis

Component 01 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Component 02 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6.

Component 03 assesses content from all modules 1 to 6.


Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry (01) – 100 marks – 2hr 15 mins written paper – 37% of total A Level. Synthesis and analytical techniques (02) – 100 marks – 2hr 15 mins written paper – 37% of total A Level. Unified chemistry (03) – 70 marks – 1hr 30 mins written paper – 26% of total A Level. Practical endorsement in chemistry (04) – non-exam assessment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 August 2016
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