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Chemistry A Level at Skipton Girls' High School

Course description

Is this course for me?

Chemistry helps us to understand the world we live in. Why do leaves change colour in the autumn? Why is blood red? How is cheese made? What is in soap and how does it clean? If you have an inquisitive mind, a passion for science and a thirst for knowledge, then Chemistry is for you.

Course content

AS Qualification Structure: 1 Physical chemistry

Covers Atomic structure, Amount of substance, Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Oxidation, reduction and redox equations

2 Inorganic chemistry

Covers Periodicity, Group 2, the alkaline earth metals and Group 7(17), the halogens

3 Organic chemistry

Covers Introduction to organic chemistry, Alkanes, Halogenoalkanes, Alkene, Alcohol, Organic analysis

A Level Qualification Structure: 1 Physical chemistry

Covers Atomic structure, Amount of substance, Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, Chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier’s principle, Oxidation, reduction and redox equations, Thermodynamics, Rate equations, Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems, Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells, Acids and bases

2 Inorganic chemistry

Covers Periodicity, Group 2, the alkaline earth metals, Group 7(17), the halogens, Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides, Transition metals, Reactions of ions in aqueous solution

3.3 Organic chemistry

Covers Introduction to organic chemistry, Alkanes, Halogenoalkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols, Organic analysis, Optical isomerism, Aldehydes and ketones, Carboxylic acids and derivatives, Aromatic chemistry, Amines, Polymers, Amino acids, proteins and DNA, Organic synthesis, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Chromatography

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Chemistry or Additional Science and grade B GCSE Mathematics (TBC).

Future opportunities

Chemistry is the course for you if you want to go on to study dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, forensic science, pharmaceuticals, patent law, oceanography, geochemistry, chemical engineering or biochemistry, to name but a few, and it is held in high regard by employers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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