Chemistry at Poole Grammar School
AS comprises: Metal compounds (introducing inorganic chemistry); Alcohols (introducing organic chemistry); Periodic Table and atomic Structure; Acid-base reactions and Group 2 elements; Energy Changes (introducing physical chemistry); Redox reactions and halogen chemistry; Covalent bonding; Hydrocarbons; Intermolecular forces and Halogenoalkanes).
A2 comprises: Rates of Reaction; Arenes; Entropy; Reversible Reactions; Alcohol oxidation products; Born-Haber Cycle; Redox equilibria; Polymers; Transition elements; Organic synthesis; Instrumental methods.
A GCE in Chemistry allows you to develop a range of generic skills requested by both employers and universities. For instance, a successful GCE level chemist will be an effective problem-solver and be able to communicate efficiently both orally and with the written word. Handling data will be a key part of your work, allowing you to demonstrate information retrieval skills as well as use of numeracy and ICT.
Places on AS Level courses can, subject to available places, normally be offered to applicants who meet the minimum course requirements. These are usually based on the applicant’s best 8 GCSE results, including English and Mathematics, with a minimum of 344 points, with an A* A or B grade in the subjects chosen - or a related discipline, if appropriate (in Mathematics, the minimum grade of B must be at Higher Tier).
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poole Grammar School directly.