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Chemistry A Level at Whitley Academy

Course description

Chemistry is an important subject which links well with a variety of others but has special relevance to careers concerned with food, materials, engineering, environmental science, manufacturing, pharmacy and any branch of medicine. The course followed does not aim simply to cover the principles of the subject but also to develop imaginative thinking and students are encouraged to put forward their own ideas and suggestions and enter discussions. The course is practically based: concepts are developed and the principles tested by experiment.

Course content

AS Units
F321: Atoms Bonds and Groups
  • Atoms and Reactions
  • Electrons Bonding and Structure
  • Periodic Table
Exam Paper- 60 mins 15%

F322: Chains, Energy and Resources
  • Basic Concepts and Hydrocarbons
  • Alcohols, Halogenoalkanes and Analysis
  • Energy
  • Resources

Exam Paper 105 mins 25%

 
F323: Practical Skills in Chemistry 1
  • Qualitative tasks
  • Quantitive tasks
  • Evaluative tasks
    Assessed internally- 10%
A2 Units F324: Rings, Polymers and Analysis
  • Rings, Acids and Amines
  • Polymers and Synthesis
  • Analysis
Exam Paper 15%
 
F325: Equilibria, Energetics and Elements
  • Rates, equilibrium and pH
  • Energy
  • Transition elements
Exam Paper 25%

F326: Practical Skills in Chemistry 2
  • Qualitative tasks
  • Quantitive tasks
  • Evaluative tasks
Assessed internally-10%

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade B in Double Award GCSE Science
Minimum Grade B in GCSE in Mathematics A grade C at Year 12

Future opportunities

‘A’ level Chemistry opens many doors. Students have obtained places on both college and degree courses. Some have entered work using their ‘A’ levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Whitley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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