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Chemistry - A Level at St Gregory the Great Catholic School

Course description

Unit 1: Foundation Chemistry
This unit covers particles, composition of the nucleus, isotopes and the use of the mass spectrometer. It also involves calculations in Chemistry, calculating the amount of a substance. We also study intermolecular forces and ionic, covalent and metallic bonds. We study the history and development of the Periodic table. We also look at organic chemistry and alkanes that can be extracted from crude oil.
Unit 2: Chemistry in action
This unit covers collision theory and effect, definitions of oxidation and reduction. We also study redox properties of halogens and halide ions. We look at the methods used to extract different metals from their ores. We also study haloalkanes and alkenes.
Unit 3: Investigative and practical skills in Chemistry
Practical skills are an essential part of studying a Chemistry course at this level. This builds upon the development of scientific skills learned at GCSE level and on the understanding of How Science Works. Skills gained throughout the course include the selection and use of equipment, the processing of data, making observations and measurements and analysing and evaluating results.

Entry requirements

A minimum of six A*-C GCSE passes including a B in this subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Gregory the Great Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years