Qualification: International Advanced Level (IAL)
Examination Board: Edexcel
Syllabus/ Specification: IAL Chemistry YCH01
Subject Code: 13Ch
Hours per week: 6 hours
A-level Chemistry is a rigorous, stimulating and rewarding course that develops students' scientific skills and knowledge. Edexcel’s aim is to provide a course that makes learning enjoyable and encourages students to be curious and enthusiastic about Chemistry.
Assessment of A-level Chemistry is designed to be challenging while maintaining fair and balanced question papers. This includes testing synoptic understanding, knowledge of How Science Works and providing stretch and challenge.
Following on from IGCSE Chemistry, The Edexcel International Advanced Level Chemistry syllabus builds on the knowledge and skills developed encouraging creative thinking and problem-solving, and the opportunity for independent progression in Science.
Chemistry is a facilitating subject and can be used to support university applications for courses in a large number of disciplines.
Topics covered after completion of AS Chemistry:
Year 13 A2 Chemistry
Unit 4 General Principles of Chemistry l – Rates, Equilibria and Further Organic Chemistry
Unit 5 General Principles of Chemistry ll – Transition Metals and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry
Unit 6 Chemistry Laboratory Skills II
Students will sit three papers at the end of Year 13
- Unit 4 examination is 1 hour 30 minutes, 20% of IAL Chemistry
- Unit 5 examination is 1 hour 30 minutes, 20% of IAL Chemistry
- Unit 6 examination is 1 hour 15 minutes, 10% of IAL Chemistry
Completion of the International A-Level Chemistry course will lead onto University courses in Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering and a range of other Scientific, Financial and Professional disciplines.