Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)
At A level, students study the AQA Chemistry specification, which covers topics ranging from the chemistry that occurs inside your phone battery, to that of DNA and anti-cancer drugs. The course consists of three disciplines which are taught throughout the two years: Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
Content is examined at the end of year 13 with three 2 hour papers, drawing on aspects from each discipline as well as practical work completed throughout the two years. Practical work also contributes towards the cross-board endorsement of practical skills; a must for any aspiring scientist.