The Linear A level course covers 3 topics:
The organic module cover topics such as Alkanes, Alkenes, Halogenoalkanes and Alcohols.
The inorganic modules cover topics such as Periodicity, Group 2 and Group 7.
The physical modules cover topics such as Atomic structure, Bonding and Energetics.
The coursework element in the new A level Chemistry has been replaced by a focus on practical skills over a range of core practicals. There will be a new exam paper with questions related to these core practicals. About 15% of total marks in the A-level exams will be based on practical questions. As well as answering questions in written exams, students’ practical skills will be assessed by teachers. This is in addition to the A level grade and will be reported as a ‘Pass’ on A level certificates. 20% of the marks on Chemistry papers will require the use of Level 2 mathematical skills.
There will be 3 exams at the end of year 13 covering all of the topics and questions relating to the core practicals.
Entry Requirements: As stated in the Admission Policy
Special Requirement: 2 'A' grades or above in Double Science including core and additional. 2 'A' grades or above including Chemistry and another science if taken as triple science.
Exam Board: AQA