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Chemistry IB Higher at Anglo European School

Course description

The course comprises a central core of study for HL and SL including the following topics:


  • Stoichiometry
  • Kinetics
  • Atomic structure
  • Equilibrium
  • Periodicity
  • Acids and bases
  • Chemical bonding
  • Redox
  • Energetic
  • Organic chemistry


Higher students undertake additional study for each topic.

Students also study one extension module from the following:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Energy
  • Materials

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

Minimum matriculation requirements are a grade B in GCSE Core and Additional Science or GCSE Chemistry.

A grade B in GCSE Mathematics is essential, but studying Mathematics at Higher level is not essential.


There are three externally assessed papers:


Paper 1: duration 1 hour, 40 multiple choice questions on core and AHL. 40 marks, 20%

Paper 2: duration 2¼  hours, short answer and extended response questions on the core and AHL material. 95 marks, 36%

Paper 3: duration 1¼  hours, section A: one data based question and several short answer questions on experimental work. Section B short answer and extended-response questions from one option. 45 marks, 24%

Internally assessed and externally moderated: individual investigation, duration 10 hours, 20%

Future opportunities


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years