A Level Chemistry

Exam Board


Course Outline

This specification has been tailor made to follow on from GCSE Chemistry. It will offer an advanced insight into chemical processes, experimentation and procedures. You will be involved in discussions, practical investigations and exercises to ensure that you are well prepared for your examinations. There is no coursework on this course. However, your performance during practical work will be assessed. The course itself is comprised of 3 main sections:

Content covered in Year 12:

Physical chemistry
Organic chemistry
Inorganic chemistry


Paper 1: 2 hour written examination (35% of A-level)
Paper 2: 2 hour written examination (35% of A-level) 
Paper 3: 2 hour written examination (30% of A-level)

Into the future …

This is a versatile qualification that can be applied to several further education courses. It is particularly useful for those who wish to progress to careers in:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Forensics
  • Health care
  • Optometry
  • Law
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Engineering

Click here to view the KS5 Curriculum Booklet.