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Chemistry A Level at Queen Katharine Academy

Course description

The qualification aims to:

● stimulate and sustain your interest in, and enjoyment of, chemistry

● enables you to gain a knowledge and understanding of chemistry appropriate to AS/A GCE and to appreciate the inter-linking patterns which are a distinguishing feature of the subject

● show the inter-relationship between the development of the subject and its application (social, economic, environmental and technological) and recognise the value of chemistry to society and how it may be used responsibly

● develop your skills in laboratory procedures and techniques

● develop your ability to acquire knowledge by means of practical work

● provide opportunities for you to bring together knowledge of how different areas of chemistry

Course content

Paper 1: This paper will examine the following topics.

● Topic 1: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

● Topic 2: Bonding and Structure

● Topic 3: Redox I

● Topic 4: Inorganic Chemistry and the Periodic Table

● Topic 5: Formulae, Equations and Amounts of Substance

●Topic 8: Energetics I

● Topic 10: Equilibrium I

● Topic 11: Equilibrium II

● Topic 12: Acid-base Equilibria

● Topic 13: Energetics II

● Topic 14: Redox II

● Topic 15: Transition Metals

Paper 2: This paper will examine the following topics:

● Topic 2: Bonding and Structure

● Topic 3: Redox I

● Topic 5: Formulae, Equations and Amounts of Substance

● Topic 6: Organic Chemistry I

● Topic 7: Modern Analytical Techniques I

● Topic 9: Kinetics I

● Topic 16: Kinetics II

● Topic 17: Organic Chemistry II

● Topic 18: Organic Chemistry III

● Topic 19: Modern Analytical Techniques II

Entry requirements

Anyone who has Core and Additional Science at B or above from GCSE, or separate sciences, to include Chemistry. At least 2 Sciences are required, both at B or above, to include Chemistry. If all three separate sciences are taken, at least 2 must be at B or above, to include Chemistry.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through objective questions and a mixture of short-answer, extended questions and contemporary context questions.

Future opportunities

Higher Education in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineer, Dentist, Journalist, Marketing, Sport Scientist, Veterinary surgeon and International Banking.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 November 2015
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