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Chemistry AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

A Level Chemistry builds upon Science at GCSE, developing thinking and practical skills with new experiences and ideas. Chemistry can be taken by students who have yet to finalise their route into further education or as part of a Science focused combination to lead on to greater specialisation within the discipline.

Chemistry provides the stretch and challenge needed to stimulate high achievers whilst offering centre assessed coursework and ‘can-do’ practical activities to support learning.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in Chemistry or B in both Core and Additional Science, GCSE Grade B in Maths


AS Level

  • Inorganic & Physical Chemistry - 50% weighting, examination
  • Organic & Physical Chemistry - 50% weighting, examination

A Level

  • Inorganic & Physical Chemistry - 35% weighting, examination
  • Organic & Physical Chemistry - 35% weighting, examination
  • Any content - 30% weighting, examination

Future opportunities

Chemistry is a prerequisite for many courses in higher education and for many areas of employment. It is also a long-established and respected qualification that can allow progression into a number of career areas. Advanced GCE serves the needs of candidates desiring to progress into further or higher education to follow courses in Chemistry, one of the other sciences or related subjects, or to enter employment where an understanding of Chemistry would be useful.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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