Sixth Form

A Level Chemistry

 

AQA GCE Chemistry (AQA 7405)

The new GCE specification in Chemistry has been tailored to follow on from GCSE Dual Science or GCSE Chemistry as a separate science. It will develop a student’s knowledge and understanding whilst providing a pathway to further study in Higher Education. Our objective is to develop a student’s interest for the subject, including an interest in further study and careers in Chemistry, to appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and to develop a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works. The new specification does not involve practical assessment but we are still devoted to ensuring students do develop the practical skills required to be a successful chemist.

A Level Chemistry – Assessment by three written papers:

Paper 1: 7405/1 (Written Paper 2 hours 35% A level)

This paper consists of a mixture of short and long answer questions (105 marks) and is a 2 hour paper. It accounts for 35% of the A level Chemistry qualification. Topics examined include Inorganic Chemistry with relevant Physical Chemistry and Practical Skills.

Paper 2: 7405/2 (Written Paper 2 hours 35% A level)

This paper consists of a mixture of short and long answer questions (105 marks) and is a 2 hour paper. It accounts for 35% of the A level Chemistry qualification. Topics examined include Organic Chemistry with relevant Physical Chemistry and Practical Skills.

Paper 3: 7405/3 (Written Paper 2 hours 30% A level)

This paper consists of questions on practical techniques and data analysis (40 marks) with further questions based on topics from across the specification (20 marks). There is a further multiple choice section (30 marks). This paper accounts for 30% of the A level Chemistry qualification.

Links to other subjects

Chemistry at GCE level compliments courses in Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Geography. It can also be studied simply for the love of the subject.

Links to HE courses and beyond

A good grade in Advanced Level Chemistry is well regarded by University admissions tutors and is essential for anyone wishing to study medicine at University. It is recognised that the subject still demands the ability to engage in analytical thinking as well as demanding high levels of literacy and numeracy.

 

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