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Chemistry A Level at The de Ferrers Academy

Course description

Why study this course?

  • If you have an interest in, and enjoy, Chemistry
  • If you enjoy problem solving both on paper and by practical work
  • If you wish to progress into higher education or enter Chemistry – based employment
  • If you have a natural aptitude for the subject

Course content

The course covers: Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry.

Entry requirements

4 A* - C Plus Grade 5 in English and a Grade 6 in Maths Grade A on C2/C3 paper with a B overall in either Chemistry or Additional Science


At the end of their 2 year course A level students will sit 3 exams.

Papers 1 and 2 are both worth 30% of the final grade and last 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Paper 3 covers content from any area of the A-level course and includes assessment of the understanding of practical principles. This paper is worth 40% of the final grade and lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes.

In addition, students will be separately judged on their practical skills by internal assessment over a minimum of 19 practical activities. This will be reported separately on their certificates as “pass” or “fail”.

Future opportunities

  • Banker
  • Accountancy
  • Law
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Veterinary
  • Teacher
  • Pharmacist
  • Research Chemist

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The de Ferrers Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 March 2017
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