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Chemistry A2 at Challenge College

Course description

At A2 Level the specification develops the concepts of physical chemistry introduced at AS. Candidates will study kinetics, equilibria, organic chemistry and spectroscopic techniques to determine the molecular formulae and structures of organic compounds. Candidates will continue to be assessed through PSA, gaining credit for work done in routine class practicals.

Course content

The A2 specification has 3 units:

Unit 4 Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry
Assessed by 105 minute examination which counts for 20% of A Level marks

Unit 5. Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry
Assessed by 105 minute examination which counts for 20% of A Level

Unit 6 Investigative and Practical Skills
Assessed by Internal Assessment which counts for 10% of A Level Marks

Entry requirements

Grade E or above in AQA AS Biology

Assessment

  • 50% is carried forward from AS Chemistry
  • 2 x 105 minute examinations which count for 40% of A Level marks
  • Internal Assessment which counts for 10% of A Level Marks

Future opportunities

Successful AS and A2 Chemistry students enter many respected professions including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, archaeology, environmental sciences, biomedical sciences and engineering. If you have a great track record and genuinely want to do well please come and have a chat with us.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Challenge College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

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