A-Level chemistry builds on the work students do at GCSE, extending and deepening their knowledge of chemistry. Taught by expert teachers, students will develop a broad understanding of a range of topics across both organic and inorganic chemistry
Practical work is at the heart of all good science teaching, and the required practical activities will give students the opportunity to embed their skills and knowledge. This course prepares students for further university study and is a gateway to a degree in any scientific or mathematical field. A-Level Chemistry is a requirement to enter most medical schools.
Physical Chemistry: Atomic Structure, Amount of Substance, Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, Chemical Equilibria, Redo Reactions, Thermodynamics, Rate Equations, Equilibrium Constant, Electrochemistry, Acids and Bases.
Inorganic Chemistry: Periodicity, Group 2, Group 7, Period 3 and their oxides, Transition Metals, Ions in Solution
Organic Chemistry: Alkanes, Halogenoalkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols, Organic Analysis, Isomers, Aldehydes and Ketones, Carboxylic Acids, Aromatic Chemistry, Amines, Polymers, Amino acids proteins and DNA, Organic Synthesis, NMR Spectroscopy, Chromatography
3x 2hour Exams at the end of the course.
Paper 1 covers Inorganic Chemistry, Paper 2 covers Organic Chemistry ,Paper 3 covers Practical Skills, in the context of what has been learnt
A separate practical endorsement is taken along side the A-Level that is internally assessed. Students will sit 2x1 hour 30 minute AS exams at the end of year 12 to assess their progress toward the A-Level
At least a 6-6 in Science and a 6 in Maths