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Chemistry A-Level at St Clement Danes School

Course description


  • To develop essential knowledge and understanding of the concepts of Chemistry and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations
  • To develop an understanding of the link between theory and experiment
  • To be aware of how advances in information technology and instrumentation are used in Chemistry
  • To appreciate the contributions of Chemistry to society and the responsible use of scientific knowledge and evidence
  • To sustain and develop students enjoyment of an interest in Chemistry
  • To bring together knowledge of the ways in which different areas of Chemistry relate to each other

Course content

A2 Level Content/Skills: The A2 units revisit AS work but in greater depth. In Organic Chemistry, there is greater emphasis on reaction mechanisms. In other aspects of the course, there is a mathematical approach to some parts of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry. Students are also required to complete a minimum of 12 practical activities to fulfil the Practical Skills Endorsements for Chemistry.

  • Module 1 - Development of practical skills in chemistry
  • Module 2 - Foundations in chemistry
  • Module 3 - Periodic table and energy
  • Module 4 - Core organic chemistry
  • Module 5 - Physical chemistry and transition elements
  • Module 6 - Organic chemistry and analysis

Entry requirements

Attain at least a C grade in English Language/English Literature GCSE or Mathematics GCSE. Additional Science: B or Chemistry: B.


Unit 1 Periodic Table, Elements and Physical Chemistry: 37% of total A Level.

Unit 2 Synthesis and Analytical Techniques: 37% of total A Level.

Unit 3 Unified Chemistry: 26% of total A Level.

Unit 4 Practical endorsement in chemistry: Non exam assessment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Clement Danes School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years