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Chemistry AS/A2 Level at Abbotsfield School

Course description

Chemistry is an exciting but challenging course well suited to bright, inquisitive students who are willing to work hard. Chemistry will be studied in a modern context and encourage an appreciation of the importance of the subject in the wider world.

Course content

Chemistry A is split into six modules:

Modules 1 to 4 constitute the stand-alone AS Level qualification;

Modules 1 to 6, combined with the Practical endorsement, make up the full A Level.

Entry requirements

A*-B grade GCSE in Core & Additional Science or Triple Science Chemistry.


AS1st year of study Assessment

Module 1: Development of practical skills.

AS Paper 1- Breadth in chemistry

AS Paper 2 - Depth in chemistry

Papers 1 and 2 can assess any content from Modules 1 to 4.

Module 2: Foundations in chemistry (covering concepts required throughout the remaining modules)

Modules 3: Periodic table & energy

Module 4: Core organic chemistry

A2nd year ofsessment

Module 5: Physical chemistry and transition elements

A Level Paper 1 - Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry

A Level Paper 2 - Synthesis and analytical techniques

A Level Paper 3 - Unified chemistry

A Level Practical Endorsement (not part of A-level grade)

Paper 1 assesses content from Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5

Paper 2 assesses content from Modules 1, 2, 4 and 6

Paper 3 assesses content from Modules 1 to 6.

Future opportunities

A qualification in A-level Chemistry leads to the way to studying many scientific courses such as Forensic Science, Medicine, Pharmacology, Sport Science & Engineering.

There are many degrees in these areas which require A Level Chemistry. Even if students go on to study other courses, the skills & knowledge learnt in A-level Chemistry will still serve students well.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 November 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years