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A Level Chemistry (9CH0) at Medway UTC

Course description

  1. The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Chemistry are to enable students to develop:

    •   essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other

    •   a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods

    •   competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills

    •   their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject

    •   an understanding of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society. 

 

Course content

Unit 1: Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

  • Topic 1: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
  • Topic 2: Bonding and Structure
  • Topic 3: Redox I
  • Topic 4: Inorganic Chemistry and the Periodic Table
  • Topic 5: Formulae, Equations and Amounts of Substance
  • Topic 8: Energetics I
  • Topic 10: Equilibrium I
  • Topic 11: Equilibrium II
  • Topic 12: Acid-base Equilibria
  • Topic 13: Energetics II
  • Topic 14: Redox II
  • Topic 15: Transition Metals 

 Unit 2: Advanced Organic and Physical Chemistry

  • Topic 2: Bonding and Structure
  • Topic 3: Redox I
  • Topic 5: Formulae, Equations and Amounts of Substance
  • Topic 6: Organic Chemistry I
  • Topic 7: Modern Analytical Techniques I
  • Topic 9: Kinetics I
  • Topic 16: Kinetics II
  • Topic 17: Organic Chemistry II
  • Topic 18: Organic Chemistry III
  • Topic 19: Modern Analytical Techniques II 

 

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Science and Additional Science or Chemistry.

Assessment

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Chemistry consists of three externally examined papers and the Science Practical Endorsement. Students are expected to carry out the sixteen core practical experiments that are identified in the topics. Students must complete all assessment in May/June in any single year. 

The qualification is enitrely externally assessed by examination. 

  • Paper 1 and 2 ( each 30%) are 1 hour 45 minutes long and include multiple-choice, short open, open-response, calculations and extended writing questions to assess each unit respectively.
  • Paper 3 (40%) is 2 hours and 30 minuets long and  multiple-choice, short open, open-response, calculations and extended writing questions based on both units 1 and 2.

Science practical endorement:

This qualification will give students opportunities to use relevant apparatus and techniques to develop and demonstrate specific practical skills. These skills must be assessed through a minimum of 12 identified practical activities within each qualification. The assessment outcomes will be reported separately on students’ certificates alongside the overall grade for the qualification. To achieve a pass, students must demonstrate that they are competent in all of the practical skills listed in the subject content requirements for chemistry, as published by the Department for Education. 

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Medway UTC directly.

Last updated date: 08 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two years
  • Course code: 9CH0

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