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Chemistry A level at St Dominic's Sixth Form College

Course description

The Science Department is a very large department in the college.  The success rate is excellent and every year a considerable number of students go on to study science degree courses. The students receive a wealth of support to prepare them for science related degree courses, including preparation for BMAT, UKCAT and Olympiad examinations. The department prides itself on offering a great deal of support to students outside of lesson time.

The Science Department is a centre of excellence with outstanding facilities and links to London Universities.

Course content

A level Chemistry (AQA linear)

A level Chemistry is divided into three areas.

Physical Chemistry

Topics studied in the first year, which also apply to AS level are: Atomic structure, Amount of substance, Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, Chemical equilibria, Oxidation and reduction. 

Topics studied in the second year, which apply only to A level are: Thermodynamics, Rate equations, Equilibrium constant Kp, Electrode potentials, Acids and bases.

Inorganic Chemistry

Topics studied in the first year, which also apply to AS level are: Periodicity, Group II, Group VII.

Topics studied in the second year, which apply only to A level are: Period 3 elements and oxides, Transition metals, Aqueous ions.

Organic Chemistry

Topics studied in the first year, which also apply to AS level are: Introduction to organic chemistry, Alkanes, Alkenes, Haloalkanes, Alcohols, Organic analysis.

Topics studied in the second year, which only apply to A level are: Optical isomerism, Aldehydes and ketones, Carboxylic acids and their derivatives, Aromatic chemistry, Amines, Polymers, Amino acids and proteins, Organic synthesis, Nmr, Chromatography.

Entry requirements

7 GCSEs at C or above, including Englsh Language, and

B in mathematics, and BB in science double

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Dominic's Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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