Chemistry A Level at Southam College
Module 1 - Development of practical skills in Chemistry Skills of planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation
Module 2 - Foundations in Chemistry Atoms, compounds, molecules and equations, amount of substance, acid - base and redox reactions, electrons, bonding and structure
Module 3 - Periodic table and energy Periodic table, Group 2 and halogens, qualitative analysis, enthalpy changes, reaction rates and equilibrium
Module 4 - Core organic Chemistry Basic concepts, hydrocarbons, alcohols and halo - alkanes, organic synthesis, analytical techniques (IR MS) Module 5 - Physical Chemistry and transition element Reaction rates and equilibria, PH and buffers, enthalpy, entropy and free energy, redox and electrode potentials, transition Module 6 - Organic Chemistry and analysis Aromatic compounds, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids and esters, nitrogen compounds, polymers, organic synthesis, chromatography and spectroscopy (NMR)
The course is designed so that essential chemical ideas are developed from practical work. During the course students will:
discover that learning chemistry is an enjoyable and rewarding activity
carry out many experiments and interpret their results
use and develop powers of critical and imaginative thinking about chemical problems
discover that chemistry makes sense because there are unifying ideas linking together a wide range of facts including the periodic table, ideas of structure and bonding, equilibrium and rates of reactions
Separate Science. Students must have a grade 7 in the Science they wish to study with at least a 6 in the others. Students must have a 6 in Mathematics.
Combined Science. Students must have an 7 in both Core and Additional Science with at least a 6 in Mathematics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southam College directly.