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Chemistry A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Chem
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Year 1:

  1. Physical Chemistry    
    • Atomic Structure
    • Amount of substance
    • Bonding
    • Kinetics
    • Equilibria
    • Redox
       
  2. Inorganic Chemistry 
    • Periodicity
    • Group 2
    • Group 7 
       
  3.     Organic Chemistry
    • Introduction to organic Chemistry
    • Alkanes
    • Alkenes
    • Halogenoalkanes
    • Alcohols
    • Analysis

Year 2

  1. Physical Chemistry
    • Thermodynamics 
    • Kinetics 
    • Equilibrium 
    • Electrochemical cells
    • Acids, bases and buffers
                                         
  2. Inorganic Chemistry 
    • Periodicity
    • Transition metals
    • Inorganic reactions
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  3. Organic Chemistry
    • Isomerism
    • The carbonyl group
    • Aromatic Chemistry
    • Amines
    • Polymerisation
    • ​​​​​​​Biological molecules
    • Synthesis and analysis
    • Chromatography

Details

If you are curious about why atoms do what they do, have an inquisitive nature and enjoy a challenge and finding out about new ideas then Chemistry is for you. A Level Chemistry covers a range of topics ranging from the fundamental structure of atoms, to why acids are acidic, to the molecules that make up life. There are also great opportunities for practical work alongside many of the modules. 


How will it be delivered?

There are three examinations in Year 13, each two hours long. 
  • Paper 1: Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
  • Paper 2: Organic and Physical Chemistry
  • Paper 3: Synoptic paper - practical skills, data analysis and any topics from paper 1 or 2. 
The Practical Endorsement is assessed through the completion of 12+ Core Practicals, and is awarded in addition to your A Level grade. 

Entry requirements

Grades 666 in Separate Sciences

OR

Grades 66 in Combined Science PLUS Grade 6 in Mathematics

Your next steps...

Skills Developed

  • Analysis
  • Research
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Time management  and organisation 
  • Practical chemistry  skills 

Potential Career

  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Forensic Science
  • STEM careers
  • Pharmaceuticals


How does this course link to other subjects?

Chemistry complements other Sciences well, in addition to Mathematics. Physical Chemistry is based on physical laws, while organic Chemistry links very well to the biochemistry studied in Biology. A strong foundation in Mathematics will aid with some of the topics studied.


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