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Chemistry at Moulsham High School

Course description

AS LEVEL

Unit 1 – The core principles of Chemistry

This unit provides opportunities for students to develop the basic chemical skills, for example formulae writing, equation writing, calculating chemical quantities, structures and bonding, electron configuration, atomic structure, the periodic table, alkanes and alkenes, the study of energetics and enthalpy changes in chemical bonding.

Unit 2 – Application of the core principles of Chemistry

This unit extends and develops chemical skills within, for example, bonding and intermolecular forces, chemistry of groups 2 and 7, redox reactions, the reactions of halogens and their compounds, controlling rates of reaction, alcohols, halogenoalkanes, green chemistry and climate change.

Four separate activities testing laboratory skills in four different ways. The four activities will cover the areas of physical, organic and inorganic chemistry.

A2 LEVEL

Unit 4 – General principles of Chemistry I – Rates, Equilibria and Further Organic Chemistry

In this unit students study chemical kinetics, organic reaction mechanism, entropy, equilibria, carbonyl compounds and their derivatives, nomenclature, isomerism, bond polarity and bond enthalpy.

Unit 5 – General principles of Chemistry II – Transition Metals and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry

In this unit the student studies electrode potentials, oxidation number, redox half equations, arenes, organic synthesis and organic nitrogen compounds such as amines, amides, amino acids and proteins. This unit draws on all other units within the GCE in Chemistry and students are expected to use their prior knowledge.

Unit 6 – Chemistry Laboratory Skills II

Four separate activities testing laboratory skills in four different ways. The four activities will cover the areas of physical, organic and inorganic chemistry within Units 4 and 5.

Entry requirements

At least a B grade at GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moulsham High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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