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Chemistry at Framwellgate School

Course description

Why Study Chemistry ?

Ever wondered who was behind developing the latest shampoo or painkiller? Ever thought about the peoplewho discovered treatments for cancer or AIDS?

Well, chemists are behind these discoveries and developments and those that will shape our lives in the future. Chemistry is all around us; in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the stuff that make our lives easier.

Chemists work in almost every industry and environment you could think of, from the food industry to drug research, working in the bleak landscapes of Antarctica to state-of the art laboratories in renowned universities. Even if you do not want to become a career chemist, an AS or A level Chemistry qualification gives you a set of skills that could allow you to become a vet, doctor, pharmacist, engineer, geneticist, geologist or even space scientist.

Features of the Course:

In the first year there are three topic areas, physical chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry.

These topic areas include atomic structure, periodicity, bonding, kinetics, energetics, alkanes, alkenes alcohol and analytical techniques. In the second year, the topic areas remain as physical chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry. However students move on to study areas such as thermodynamics, rate equations, equilibria, acids and bases, transition metals, optical isomerism, aromatic chemistry, polymers and organic synthesis.

 

Topics covered for AS qualification:

1. Physical Chemistry

2. Inorganic Chemistry

3. Organic Chemistry

AS Assessment in Year 12:

Examinations: 1 x 1 hour 30 minute paper (50% of AS) topics 1 and 3

1 x 1 hour 30 minute Paper (50% of AS) topics 1 and 2

 

Topics covered for A level qualification:

 

1. Physical Chemistry

2. Inorganic Chemistry

3. Organic Chemistry

A level Assessment in Year 13:

Examinations: 1 x 2 hour paper (35%) topics 1 and 2

1 x 2 hour paper (35%) topics 1 and 3

1 x 2 hour paper (30%) topics 1, 2 and 3 including practical skill questions and data analysis.

 

Course content

In order to enrol on sixth form courses, applicants will need to have achieved:

  • 5 A* to C Grades in separate subjects and in addition
  • Two B grades or above from relevant science subjects and grade B or above in Maths.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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