Exam Board: OCR
3 externally assessed exams
1. Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry (assesses modules 1, 2, 3 and 5) – 37%
2. Synthesis and analytical techniques (assesses modules 1, 2, 4, and 6) – 37%
3. Unified chemistry (assesses all modules) – 26%
Internally assessed and externally moderated science practical endorsement programme.
General Sixth Form admission requirements plus a grade 5 or above in GCSE Mathematics and a minimum of two 6 grades in GCSE Science subjects.
A-Level study in Chemistry develops analytical, numerical and higher level thinking skills. These are transferable across a range of courses and are highly desirable in many employment sectors. A-Level Chemistry is a requirement entry subject for medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and pharmacy. It is also suited to careers in engineering, agriculture, forensic science, teaching and archaeology.