Chemistry at Neston High School
“If you enjoy GCSE Chemistry then you will enjoy A Level even more” The theoretical aspects of the course are supplemented by a large number of practical experiments which develop a wide range of practical skills. There is an emphasis on the relevance of Chemistry to everyday life and practical work includes making; soap, nylon, food flavourings and aspirin as an anti-coagulant drug.
The AS course really gets to grips with the basics of Chemistry giving a clearly structured approach to both practical chemistry and some analytical techniques. The periodic table is examined in more detail and its logical structure becomes beautifully clear.
There is an introduction to Organic Chemistry and environmental issues are considered from an understanding of the chemistry involved, for example, the destroying of the ozone layer and problems associated with the extraction of metals.
The A2 course develops Organic Chemistry further and includes the chemistry involved in making dyes, explosives, plastics and man-made fibres. Rates of reactions and pH is approached from a mathematical point of view together with the reasons for why chemical reactions actually happen. Transition Metal Chemistry provides the opportunity for lots of very colourful experiments and in depth study of chemical geometry.
5 A* - C with 1 B in Chemistry or GCSE Science (Core and Additional)
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Neston High School directly.