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IB Chemistry Level 3 at LAT16 Wilmington Academy

Course description

IB Chemistry builds on the skills and ideas developed at GCSE.  Students will study aspects of Chemistry that are often in the media and affect their lives.


To develop students’ interest in, and enthusiasm for chemistry, including developing an interest in further study and careers in chemistry. 

To gain an appreciation of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society. 

To develop a deeper understanding of the skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works and essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other

Course content


1. Stoichiometric relationships

2.  Atomic structure

3. Periodicity, Periodic Table and Transition Elements

4. Chemical bonding and structure

5. Energetics/thermochemistry

6. Chemical kinetics

7. Equilibrium

8. Acids and bases

9. Redox processes

10. Organic chemistry

11. Measurement, data processing and analysis

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE Examinations including English and Maths. 6, 6 in Combined Science and a 5 in maths.


External Assessment

Paper 1: 40 multiple choice questions (1 hr; 20%)

Paper 2: Short answer and extended response questions (2.25 hrs; 36%)

Paper 3: Data based, practical-based questions, short answer and extended response questions (1.25 hrs; 24%)

Internal Assessment

Individual Investigation: Personal research.

Investigation and write-up (20%)

Measurement, data processing and analysis

Future opportunities

IB Chemistry is a popular subject and as a central science underpins other disciplines like biology and geology.  Chemistry is the study of substances, what they are made of, how they interact and the role they play in living things.  Chemists provide many of the materials of everyday life, together with the knowledge to improve healthcare and to appreciate the major environmental problems that face us all.

Chemistry can be useful for those who wish to study Environmental Science and Archaeology. Chemistry may also be combined with relatively unrelated subjects, like Law or Business, for it develops skills in numeracy, reasoning, and problem solving.

Chemistry is a great choice of subject for those wishing to progress to careers in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Pharmacy, Biochemistry & Chemical Engineering. However, you aren’t restricted to sciences - Chemistry students go on to study accountancy, law, economics, business studies and many other courses. It is a very versatile course and is one that is well respected by universities and employers all over the country.


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Last updated date: 12 October 2018
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