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Chemistry A Level at Paget High School

Course description

This is a course for students with an interest in the subject, or who are interested in pursuing a career in the sciences, or a science based industry. In particular please note, that if you wish to study Medicine or Veterinary Science in the future, you MUST have studied A Level Chemistry.

Course content

A Level Content Overview


Elements of Life

Developing Fuels

Elements From the Sea

The Ozone Story

What's in a Medicine?

The Chemical Industry

Polymers and Life


Developing Metals     

Colour by Design


Fundamentals of Chemistry (01)

110 marks; 41%

       Written paper – 2 hours 15 minutes

Scientific Literacy in Chemistry (02)

100 marks; 37%. 

Written paper – 2 hours 15 minutes

Practical Skills in Chemistry (03) 

60 marks; 22%

Written paper – 1 hour 30 minutes

Practical Endorsement in Chemistry (04) (non-exam assessment)

Future opportunities

This A Level Chemistry course will prepare learners for progression to undergraduate courses in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Pharmacy, or one of the other sciences or related subjects.


A Level qualifications are graded on the scale: A*, A, B, C, D, E, where A* is the highest.


For learners wishing to follow an apprenticeship route or those seeking direct entry into Chemical Science careers, this A level provides a strong background and progression pathway.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 March 2017
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