Chemistry at Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School
Why study Chemistry?
It’s how Science works. If you have enjoyed Chemistry at GCSE, you will love this course. A qualiﬁ cation in AS/A2 Chemistry demonstrates that you have:
• Good analytical skills.
• The ability to learn high level information.
• An organised and logical approach to problem solving and practical situations.
These skills are transferable to a number of careers which is why it is highly valued by universities and employers.
What will I learn about? T
The specification is arranged into the three traditional branches of Chemistry physical, inorganic and organic. In AS and the first year of A level you will study the following topics atomic structure, amount of substance, bonding, energetics, kinetics equilibria, periodicity and an introduction to organic chemistry and some homologous series such as the alcohols. In the second year of A2 new topics are introduced such as thermodynamics, electrochemical cells, and the properties of period 3, transition metals, optical isomerism, polymers, proteins, DNA, organic synthesis and NMR. There are practical activities that must be carried out.
Core Science B, Additional Science B (or Triple Science 2 x Bs), English B and Maths B.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School directly.