Chemistry at Moulsham High School
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.
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.
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.