Chemistry at Greenshaw High School
Almost every problem facing the world today, such as an outbreak of a flu pandemic,
alternative energy sources, or making a wonder drug to cure cancer, will require chemistry and chemists to find the answers. Chemistry is key in the understanding of advances in technology such as analytical techniques, polymers and the environment. The course provides an interesting and challenging experience to link key chemical ideas and understand how they relate to each other.
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry
Skills of planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation.
Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry
Atoms, compounds, molecules and equations.
Amount of substance.
Acid–base and redox reactions.
Electrons, bonding and structure.
Module 3 – Periodic table and energy
The Periodic table and periodicity.
Group 2 and the halogens.
Reaction rates and equilibrium (qualitative).
Module 4 – Core organic chemistry
Alcohols and haloalkanes.
Analytical techniques (IR, MS).
Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements
Reaction rates and equilibrium (quantitative).
PH and buffers.
Enthalpy, entropy and free energy.
Redox and electrode potentials.
Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis
Carboxylic acids and esters.
Chromatography andspectroscopy (NMR).
Grade B or higher in chemistry (or core/additional or further additional science). Also a
grade B or higher in GCSE Mathematics.
Research, pharmaceuticals, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, material science, chemical engineering, medicine, forensic science, dentistry, radiography, pharmacy, archeology, optometry, nursing.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Greenshaw High School directly.