The Green School Sixth Form

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Head of Faculty Mrs A Andrews, The Green School for Girls
Head of Chemistry Mrs Mary Vanderpuye, The Green School for Girls

The main aim of the course is to help you understand the key principles in Chemistry and use these to help explain real-world applications and phenomena. It opens you to a range of ways of thinking and develops a variety of transferable skills. 


Chemistry involves the study of Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry and allows you to develop both your practical and investigative skills.

How will it be assessed?

 A-level Chemistry. Two-year linear course. Examining Board: AQA

Paper 1

Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, Practical skills

  Written exam, 2 hours, short and long answer questions (35% of A-level)

Paper 2

Physical and Organic Chemistry, Practical skills

   Written exam, 2 hours  - short and long answer questions (35% of A-level)

Paper 3

Any content, Practical skills

  Written exam , 2 hours: practical techniques, data analysis, short answer questions and multiple choice testing across the specification (30% of A-Level)

  A practical endorsement will be awarded for students who have met the required practical skills in lessons.

Where will it lead?

Studying Chemistry A-level could lead to a degree in Chemistry, Forensic Science, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Materials Science, Biomedical Sciences, and Chemical Engineering.

Chemistry provides you with such a diverse range of skills that can help you in any  career path. 

Enrichment opportunities

Masterclasses, lectures, and visits (e.g. visit to Fullers Brewery).

Entry requirements

At least GCSE grade 6-6 in Double award.

If separate Sciences are studied at GCSE, at least 6-6-5, with grade 6 in Chemistry.

Students must also achieve at least grade 6 in GCSE Maths and a grade 5 in English Language GCSE.