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Chemistry A level at St Peter's RC High School & Sixth Form Centre

Course description

A-level Chemistry is a new course. You will enjoy the course if you are curious about the world around you and how the microscopic smallness of atoms influences the macroscopic properties of everyday objects. The course is taught through a mix of teacher-led lessons, class discussions and practical investigations.

Course content

You will refine your ideas about atoms and electron arrangement while learning about the different types of bonding employed by the elements. You will be introduced to a number of mathematical aspects of chemistry. You will also explore organic chemistry and the chemical reactions of a number of homologous series. You will be taught about the energy changes that take place during chemical reaction and consider green chemistry and sustainability. You will further explore organic chemistry including more families of carbon compounds. Modern analytical techniques such as NMR, IR and MS are also considered. You will also have the opportunity to study physical chemistry which has a strong mathematical basis.

Entry requirements

The general requirement to enter St Peter's Sixth Form to study 3 A levels, is 5 GCSEs at grade C / level 4 or above including English and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications will be taken into account.

Required for this course:

B in GCSE science

Future opportunities

Chemistry A level is compulsory for many university courses and a desirable addition for others. The blend of skills that the subject cultivates in successful candidates means that chemistry is an excellent A level to have.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's RC High School & Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 04 January 2017
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