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Chemistry Edexcel A Level at Kantor King Solomon High School

Course description

Students will be expected to demonstrate and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills described in the content. In addition, they will be expected to analyse, interpret and evaluate a range of scientific information, ideas and evidence using their knowledge, understanding and skills.

To demonstrate their knowledge, students should be able to undertake a range of activities, including the ability to recall, describe and define, as appropriate. To demonstrate their understanding, students should be able to explain ideas and to use their knowledge to apply, analyse, interpret and evaluate, as appropriate. Core practicals will be assessed through examination.

There are opportunities for students to develop mathematical skills throughout the content. They are required to apply these skills to relevant chemistry contexts

Course content

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry are to enable students to develop:

  • essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other
  • a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods ● competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problemsolving skills
  • their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject
  • an understanding of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 6 GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Mathematics with a grade B or above in the subjects to be studied at A level.


Paper 1 – Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

  • 30% weighting
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 90 marks

Paper 2 – Advanced Organic and Physical Chemistry

  • 30% weighting
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 90 marks

Paper 3 – General and Practical Principles in Chemistry

  • 40% weighting
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 120 marks 

Future opportunities

Courses that encourage students to develop as scientists, and give them the skills to succeed in their chosen pathway.

Further information

Practical Endorsement

Exam papers will feature questions allowing students to demonstrate investigative skills in the context of the core practicals.

Students’ skills and technical competency when completing practical work will be assessed by teachers.

This will form the basis for the award of a Practical Endorsement at A level.

This is separate to the A level grade and, if awarded, will be reported as a ‘Pass’ on A level certificates for students who achieve it.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 October 2016
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