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AS/A Level Chemistry BLOCK A at Northfleet School for Girls

Course description

Topics covered in the first
year include atomic structure,
bonding, kinetics, the halogens, an
introduction to organic chemistry,
halogenoalkanes and alcohols.
In the second year topics include
thermodynamics, rates equations,
electrochemical cells, transition
metals, carboxylic acids, proteins,
spectroscopy and aromatic
Practical work will include
measuring energy changes in
reactions, identification of an
unknown compound, preparation of
aspirin and pH curves.

Students will have a passion for Chemistry and
enjoys practical work. They want to
take their GCSE studies further and
want to apply their knowledge to
unfamiliar situations.
They want to investigate how one
substance can be changed into
another and how new chemicals are


Entry requirements

Where Triple Science is
studied Level 6/5/5 or above.
Where Double Science is
studied students should
achieve Level 6/6
Grade 6 in Maths


For AS level there are 2 x 1½ hour
For A level there are 3 x 2 hour
examinations, at least 15% of the
questions will cover practicals you
have studied.
You will also have to complete 12
core practicals over the 2 years.

Future opportunities

Degrees in Chemistry,
Biochemistry, Pharmacy,
Medicine, Pharmacology, Food
Science and many more.
Careers include Doctor, Nurse,
Vet, Teacher, Pharmacist, Food
Scientist, Toxicologist. Science
Journalist, Environmental
Scientist and many more.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September