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Chemistry AS Level at Feversham College

Course description

Students with a wide range of interests enjoy the chemistry course. Whether you want a job in medicine or industry, chemistry is the solid platform upon which careers are built. The demand and rigour of an A level in Chemistry is well recognised by universities because it acts as a facilitating qualification in many subjects.

Course content

At AS the main areas studied are:

  • Physical chemistry
  • Atomic structure, Amount of substance Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc , Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Periodicity, Group 2, the alkaline earth metals, Group 7(17), the halogens
  • Organic chemistry
  • Introduction to organic chemistry, Alkanes, Halogenoalkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols, Organic analysis

Entry requirements

A*-B in GCSE Maths, PLUS A*-B in GCSE Core and Additional Science, OR A*-B in GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students will also need to pass an initial assessment.

The GCSE profile of students following the academic pathway is 5 A*-B (including English Language) and A*-C in Maths.

Assessment

Paper 1

  • Content from the physical chemistry topics (excluding kinetics) and Inorganic Chemistry including relevant practical skills (50% AS Level)
  • Contains a total of 80 marks and is 1hour 30 minutes long
  • 65 marks: short and long answer questions
  • 15 marks: multiple choice questions

Paper 2

  • Content from any relevant physical chemistry topic (excluding atomic structure and oxidation, reduction and redox) including relevant practical skills (50% AS Level)
  • Contains a total of 80 marks and is 1hour 30 minutes long
  • 65 marks: short and long answer questions
  • 15 marks: multiple choice questions

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Feversham College directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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