Belfast Royal Academy - founded 1785




Key Stage 3

Chemistry is taught as a separate Science subject, by a specialist teacher, throughout Junior School. The variety of Reading, Writing and Audio-Visual activities is designed to build depth and width across the topics so that understanding and problem solving skills can be gained.


Pupils follow the CCEA specification. Approximately 60% choose to study Chemistry as part of the Triple Award option. The remainder follow the Double Award Science specification. Coursework is worth 25% of the total examination mark.


We regularly have 80 pupils studying Chemistry at AS level with approximately 80% of these progressing to A2 level.