Head of Dept: Mrs L Gilpin

Staff in department

Mrs J Duffy, Mrs L Gilpin, Mrs L Steen, Mrs J McBurney, Mrs M Watson & Miss S Devine.

A Level

  • A level exam board: CCEA
Module% of AS or
A2 grade
How is it assessed?Module Title
AS Module 140% AS
16% A2
1hr 30minsBasic Concepts in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
AS Module 240% AS
16% A2
1hr 30minsFurther Physical and Inorganic Chemistry and Introduction to Organic Chemistry
AS Module 320% AS
8% A2
Booklet A 1hr 15mins

Booklet B 1hr 15mins
Basic Practical Chemistry
A2 Module 140% A2
24% A level
2hrsFurther Physical and Organic Chemistry
A2 Module 240% A2
24% A level
2hrsAnalytical, Transition metals, Electrochemistry and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry
A2 Module 320% A2
12% A level
Booklet A 1hr 15mins

Booklet B 1hr 15mins
Further Practical Chemistry


  • GCSE exam board: CCEA
GCSE% of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit title
Unit 135%1hr 15mins at end of Y11 Structures, Trends, Chemical Reactions, Quantitative Chemistry and Analysis
Unit 240%1hr 30mins at end of Y12 Further Chemical Reactions, Equilibrium, Calculations and Materials
Unit 37.5%


2hr practical exam between Jan and May of Y12

1hr written paper at end of Yr12
Organic Chemistry and Practical Skills

KS3: Brief topic overview

Y8 Taught as Combined Science. Chemistry topics involved are – What are we made of?, Chemical & Physical Changes, Elements, Mixtures & Compounds, Separating techniques.

Y9 Taught as Combined Science. Chemistry topics involved are Farming & Chemistry, Fizzes & Bangs, Chemistry & Cars

Y10 Periodic Table and Atomic Structure, Salt Preparation and Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Ionic Bonding, Formulae and Mole.