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Chemistry A level at Howard of Effingham School

Course description

The topics each cover a chemical storyline. Students cover 10 topics at A level (5 from AS).

Topics covered:

Chemistry of amino acids, proteins, DNA and enzymes, polymerization, industrial reactions and organic synthesis, chemistry of organic molecules, equilibrium and kinetics, advanced thermochemistry, chemistry of acids and bases, transition metals, electro-chemistry, analytical techniques and environmental chemistry

(20% of the content will involve chemical maths)

12 core/assessed practical activities

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Grade B or above in Core and Additional Science / Chemistry 
  • GCSE Grade 6 or above in Maths
  • GCSE Grade 6 or above in English Language


3 x written exam – total 6hrs (100% of qualification)

Additional practical endorsement at A-level (Pass/Fail)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Howard of Effingham School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


  • More information
    • Howard of Effingham School is the lead school for The Howard Partnership, a Surrey based Academy chain, originally formed from a federation of schools in 2007 and more recently converting to a Multi Academy Trust.