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A Level Chemistry at The Elmgreen School

Course description

If you enjoyed chemistry at GCSE, you’ll love this A/AS level course. Chemists have greatly improved the quality of life for the majority of people. Our A Level course is underpinned by the practical skills that we call ‘How Science Works’. You also find out how chemists are real innovators, designing solutions to the problems that affect modern life.

Course content

Physical chemistry / Atomic structure / Amount of substance / Bonding / Energetics / Kinetics / Chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier's principle /Oxidation, reduction and redox equations / Thermodynamics (A-level only) / Rate equations (A-level only) / Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems (Alevel only) / Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells (A-level only) / Acids and bases (A-level only) / Inorganic chemistry / Periodicity / the alkaline earth metals / the halogens / Properties of Period

3 elements and their oxides (A-level only) /Transition metals (A-level only) / Reactions of ions in aqueous solution (Alevel only) / Organic chemistry / Introduction to organic chemistry / Carboxylic acids and derivatives (A-level only) / Aromatic chemistry (A-level) / Amino acids, proteins and DNA (A-level only) / Organic synthesis (A-level only) / Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (A-level only. / Chromatography (A-level only)

Entry requirements

BB for Double Science and grade B for Math’s


AS Chemistry: Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be one and a half hour exams. These papers will assess topics 3.1 to 3.3 (AS level content only).
A2 Chemistry: This will include three written papers each lasting two hours. These papers will cover topics 3.1-3.3 (AS and A level Content)

Future opportunities

Chemistry is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, nursing, biochemistry, dentistry or forensic science. It will also equip you for a career in industry, for example in the petrochemical or pharmaceutical industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Elmgreen School directly.

Last updated date: 05 June 2015
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