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Chemistry AS level at Edmonton County School

Course description

Chemistry attempts to answer the big question ‘what is the world made of’ and it’s the search for this answer that makes this subject so fascinating. From investigating how one substance can be changed drastically into another, to researching a new wonder drug to save millions of lives, the opportunities that chemistry provides are endless.

Course content

Atomic structure, amount of substance, bonding, energetics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, Le Chatelier’s principle, periodicity, Group 2 the alkaline earth metals, Group 7(17) the halogens, introduction to organic chemistry, alkanes, halogen alkanes and alkenes.

Entry requirements

Triple Science A*-B, and a B in unit 3 or 

Double Science A*-A grades plus a B in Maths


There is no coursework on this course. However, your performance during practicals will be assessed.  

The AS has two exams at the end of the year. Both are 1 hour 30 minutes long.

Future opportunities

Possible degree options

Chemistry, Biology, Pre-clinical medicine, Mathematics, Pharmacology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September