The table shows which parts of the syllabus contain AS Level material and which contain additional material that is examined only in the full A Level.
Candidates for Advanced Subsidiary (AS) certification take Papers 1, 2 and 3 (either Advanced Practical Skills 1 or Advanced Practical Skills 2) in a single examination series.
Candidates who, having received AS certification, wish to continue their studies to the full Advanced Level qualification may carry their AS marks forward and take Papers 4 and 5 in the examination series in which they require certification.
Candidates taking the full Advanced Level qualification at the end of the course take all five papers in a single examination series.
Candidates may only enter for the papers in the combinations indicated above.
Candidates may not enter for single papers either on the first occasion or for resit purposes.
All components are externally assessed.
The overall proportion of marks allocated to physical, inorganic and organic chemistry in Papers 1 and 2, taken together, and in Paper 4 will be in the approximate ratio 3:2:3.