The most obvious result of Chemistry is the manufacture of novel materials with new
properties which impact and enhance everyday life. At IB level, Chemistry is still very much
an experimental subject. It aims to provide a thorough grounding in the underlying principles
necessary to explain Chemistry. By analysing emerging patterns, you will not only be able to
describe chemical reactions but explain why and when they happen. These analytical skills are highly respected and transferable to other fields. Chemistry is useful for students who wish to study Science, Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacology.
Quantitative and analytical chemistry
Atomic structure and bonding
Energetics and kinetics
Paper 1 - multiple choice
Paper 2 - extended answer
Paper 3 - data analysis and option topic
Individual investigation - written lab report
Entry Requirement HL - GCSE in Chemistry at Grade 7 and above;
GCSE in Mathematics at Grade 6 and above
To study our International Baccalaureate Diploma you need to choose six subjects. Students also have timetabled sessions for Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action & Service.
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Your time spent at Parkside Sixth will equip you with qualifications and experiences which will make you desirable candidates for a whole variety of Higher Educational and employment opportunities. Your learning mentor, the Careers Advisor and Head of Sixth will all be valuable sources of information and guidance regarding your next steps and their advice will be supported by resources in the library and common rooms.