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Chemistry A-level (AQA) at The Duke of York's Royal Military School

Course description

The course develops an excellent understanding of concepts, how Chemistry is relevant to everyday life and embeds the strong practical skills required by those studying Sciences.

Course content

The AS course is based on the three disciplines within Chemistry: Physical, Organic and Inorganic. The subjects studied will include the foundations of atomic structure, quantitative chemistry, energetics, kinetics and organics. The full A Level course studies the topics as described at AS and then extends knowledge through topics including thermodynamics, rate expressions, transition metal chemistry and equilibria. New topics include a knowledge of how medicines are developed and can target DNA.

Entry requirements

B from GCSE Additional Science or B from GCSE Chemistry in addition to a grade B in GCSE Maths.


Assessment is linear with three examinations being sat in year 13. All examinations are two hours; paper 1 Inorganic and Physical Chemistry is weighted at 35%, paper 2 Organic and Physical Chemistry is similarly weighted and paper 3 is a synoptic and practical skills paper weighted at 30%.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 18 January 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • The Duke of York's Royal Military School is based on a beautiful 150-acre site on the outskirts of Dover, Kent.

      With the white cliffs of Dover on our doorstep and on a clear day France can be seen, we offer a state boarding facility with a military ethos.  The school has it's own colours, which were presented by our patron HRH The Duke of Kent.

      With 500 students on roll we can offer a co-educational education to students from YR7 to YR13. We have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre, Centenary House which is the stepping stone from home/school to either University or into the workplace. The school has a set of values:courage, integrity, respect, commitment, loyalty and self-discipline.

      These values are important in every day life as well as life in the classroom.

      As a state boarding school KCC will cover the costs of education and parents are asked to pay for the cost of boarding.

      We welcome applications from military and non-military families with our current on roll students split 50/50 from military and non-military families.

      Our Whole School Open Morning is on Saturday 10th March 09:00 to 12:30.

      To reserve a place please complete the online form via our website: