Chemistry A level at Leyton Sixth Form College
This course will help you develop an understanding of how the chemical elements interact and the role they play in making up our world and beyond.
The course will demonstrate the relevance of science beyond the laboratory and will advance your practical, analytical, evaluative and synoptic skills.
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry Practical skills assessed in a written examination and practical endorsement
Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry Atoms, compounds, molecules and equations, Amount of substance, Acid–base and redox reactions, Electrons, Bonding and structure
Module 3 – Periodic table and energy The periodic table and periodicity, Group 2 and the halogens, Qualitative analysis, Enthalpy changes, Reaction rates and equilibrium
Module 4 – Core organic chemistry Basic concepts, Hydrocarbons, Alcohols and haloalkanes, Organic synthesis, Analytical techniques
Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements Reaction rates and equilibrium, pH and buffers, Enthalpy, entropy and free energy, Redox and electrode potentials, Transition elements
Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis. Aromatic compounds, Carbonyl compounds, Carboxylic acids and esters, Nitrogen compounds, Polymers, Organic synthesis, Chromatography and spectroscopy
C/5 – English,
B/6 – Maths,
BB – Science
Exam board: OCR
Chemistry is highly valued by universities and employers as a subject that prepares candidates in critical thinking and the ability to reason out or explain data. You can progress on to degree courses in Chemistry, Medicine (a vital requirement), Dentistry, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry and many other courses.
What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?
Royal Society of Chemistry career workshops, Royal Institution science exhibition and Disneyland Paris Lectures, SAMDA and Pot Med Workshops, Hands on Spectroscopy in a suitcase, Royal College of surgeons lectures and skills workshops.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Leyton Sixth Form College directly.