AS/A Level Chemistry BLOCK A at Northfleet School for Girls
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
They want to investigate how one
substance can be changed into
another and how new chemicals are
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
You will also have to complete 12
core practicals over the 2 years.
Degrees in Chemistry,
Medicine, Pharmacology, Food
Science and many more.
Careers include Doctor, Nurse,
Vet, Teacher, Pharmacist, Food
Scientist, Toxicologist. Science
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.