Head of Department: Dr I M Butterfield –
Teacher of Chemistry: Dr K B Cosstick
Teacher of Chemistry: Dr E E McDermott
Teacher of Chemistry: Mrs J Wilson

BCS Chemistry Department

Course/Exam board: IGCSE CIE 0620

Specification at a glance

1. The particulate nature of matter 2. Experimental techniques
3. Atoms, elements and compounds 4. Stoichiometry
5. Electricity and chemistry 6. Chemical energetics
7. Chemical reactions 8. Acids, bases and salts
9. The Periodic Table 10. Metals
11. Air and water 12. Sulfur
13. Carbonates 14. Organic chemistry

Three exam papers are taken at the end of the two-year course.
Paper 1 – 45 minutes
Multiple choice question paper weighted at 30% of total available marks
Paper 2 – 1 hour 15 minutes
Core theory paper weighted at 50% of total available marks
Paper 3 – 1 hour 15 minutes
Extended theory paper weighted at 50% of total available marks
Paper 6 – 1 hour
Alternative to Practical weighted at 20% of total available marks

What chemistry can do for you
Chemistry enhances our lifestyle greatly and its importance to our society cannot be denied. It provides a great variety of career opportunities in, for example, research, analysis, production, sales and marketing, pharmacy, food technology and archaeology. An A Level qualification in chemistry is a pre-requisite for many degree courses such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and chemical engineering. A good A Level grade starts with a good iGCSE grade.