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Chemistry at Overton Grange School

Course description

This course consists of six modules taught over two years:

Year 12
Module 1: Development of Practical
Skills in Chemistry
Module 2: Foundations in chemistry covering concepts required throughout the
remaining modules
Module 3: Periodic table and energy
Module 4: Core organic chemistry

Year 13
Module 5: Physical chemistry and transition elements
Module 6: Organic chemistry and analysis

Entry requirements

A grade B in GCSE Science and Additional Science is required.
A grade B in Mathematics is recommended, but not essential.

For Triple Science students a grade B in Chemistry is required with minimum C
grades in Biology and Physics.


The course is assessed by three written exams at the end of Year 13. All exam
components assess content from all five modules. The three exams are:

• Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry -100 marks, 2 hour 15 minute written exam
• Synthesis and analytical techniques - 100 marks, 2 hour 15 minute written exam
• Unified chemistry - 70 marks, 1 hour 30 minute written exam

There is also a separate qualification of Practical endorsement in chemistry, assessed internally through practical work and reported separately to the A level grade.

Future opportunities

Success on this course could see you move on to study for a degree course in
related subjects such as chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical science or nursing.

Students have gone on to a range of Higher Education courses including
Liverpool (Medicine), St George’s (Mediucine), King’s College London (Biochemistry), Nottingham (Zoology, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry), Leicester (Biochemistry). Related careers include sports science, forensic science, teaching and science journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Overton Grange School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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