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Our International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Chemistry has been developed to be engaging for international learners and to give them the necessary skills to support progression to higher education or further study in chemistry, as well as to a wide range of other subjects.

What I should consider before enrolling

A level Chemistry builds directly on the subject knowledge studied at IGCSE/GCSE (or equivalent). We recommend our students
have a grade B or 6 at IGCSE/GCSE to cope with the subject content. There is a strong maths content in the course, and we
recommend you have a grade B or 6 in maths. All students undertaking A levels must also have IGCSE in English Language at Grade C
or 4 (or equivalent qualification).

Chemistry

Year 1 (AS Level)

Course Content and Examinations

Unit 1

Structure, Bonding and Introduction to Organic Chemistry (code WCH11/01) worth 40% of the AS grade and 20% of the overall A
level grade. (1 hour and 30 minutes).

Unit 2

Energetics, Group Chemistry, Halogenoalkanes and Alcohols (code WCH12/01) worth 40% of the AS grade and 20% of the overall A
level grade. (1 hour and 30 minutes).

Unit 3

Practical Skills in Chemistry I (code WCH13/01) worth 20% of the AS grade and 10% of the overall A level grade. (1 hour and 20
minutes).

Chemistry

Year 2 (AS Level)

Course Content and Examinations

Unit 4

Rates, Equilibria and Further Organic Chemistry (code WCH14/01) worth 40% of the A2 grade and 20% of the overall A level grade. (1
hour and 45 minutes).

Unit 5

Transition Metals and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry (code WCH15/01) worth 40% of the A2 grade and 20% of the overall A level
grade. (1 hour and 45 minutes).

Unit 6

Practical Skills in Chemistry II (code WCH16/01) worth 20% of the A2 grade and 10% of the overall A level grade. (1 hour and 20
minutes).

Chemistry Specification

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