Chemistry at Wallingford School
Why study Chemistry?
- To build upon your interest and enjoyment of Chemistry at GCSE
- To complement other subjects, e.g. Mathematics, Biology, Physics or Geography
- To appreciate the contributions of Chemistry to society (social, economic, environmental and technological) and its application in the modern world
- To provide a foundation for further study in this or a related field, such as medicine.
What will I study?At AS Level you will be studying the following units of the syllabus:
- Atoms Bonds and Groups
- Atoms and Reactions Electrons, Bonding and Structure
- The Periodic Table
- Chains, Energy and Resources.
- Basic concepts and hydrocarbons
- Alcohols, halogenoalkanes and analysis
- Energy Resources
- Practical Skills in Chemistry
This will build on your GCSE knowledge covering some familiar topics in more detail and introducing new concepts such as moles.
At A2 level you will study some new and challenging topics such as the chemistry of transition metals and aromatic compounds.
For A Level courses and BTEC National Certificate courses (equivalent to two A levels) students should have a minimum of five C grades at GCSE. It is desirable for students to have B grades or above in the subjects they wish to study at AS and A2, but not always essential and all applications are considered on an individual basis.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wallingford School directly.