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Chemistry at Cheam High School

Course description

This course gives you the skills and understanding to evaluate contemporary issues such as climate change and green chemistry. Handling data will be key, requiring numeracy and iCT. As much learning stems from experimental work, you will need to develop team participation and leadership skills. As you become more skilled, you will take responsibility for selecting appropriate qualitative methods and recording your observations accurately, as well as critically analysing and evaluating the methodology, results and impact of investigative activities.

Course content

Development in practical skills in chemistry
Foundations in chemistry
Periodic table and energy
Core organic chemistry
Physical chemistry and transition elements
Organic chemistry and analysis
 
Chemists are very much involved in tackling the problems faced by our modern society. on a given day, a chemist may be studying the mechanism for the recombination of DNA, measuring the amount of insecticide in drinking water, developing a biodegradable plastic, comparing the protein content of meats, developing better pollution controls, developing a new antibiotic, or analysing a moon rock.

 

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B in Additional Science and in the Chemistry Units or a GCSE grade B in Chemistry (or equivalent) GCSE grade B in maths.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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