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Chemistry A Level at Stockley Academy

Course description

Most students studying A-level Chemistry progress on to further study at university and then employment or research in the fields of medical sciences, engineering, and pharmaceuticals. Alternatively, there are growing numbers of high-quality STEM apprenticeships available at the age of 18 in these areas which students with A level Chemistry are well equipped to pursue.

Course content

Physical chemistry - Atomic structure, Amount of substance, Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc, Oxidation, reduction and redox equations, Thermodynamics, Rate equations, Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems, Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells and Acids and bases.

Inorganic chemistry - Periodicity, Group 2, The alkaline earth metals, Group 7(17), The halogens, Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides, Transition metals, Reactions of ions in aqueous solution.

Organic chemistry - Introduction to Organic Chemistry Alkanes, Halogeno alkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols, Organic analysis, Optical isomerism, Aldehydes and ketones, Carboxylic acids and derivatives, Aromatic chemistry, Amines, Polymers, Amino acids, proteins and DNA, Organic synthesis, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Chromatography

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 6. A minimum of grade B in both GCSE Science and Additional Science is desirable. If you have taken Triple Science, all three must be at a grade B. We would strongly advise that you do not take Chemistry as your only Science A-Level.


100% examination.
All students will be entered for the AS at the end of year 12; students wishing to take the full A-Level must pass this. The level is 100% exam at the end of year 13 and includes all the AS content. Students studying the full A level will also receive the Practical Endorsement of their competency in carrying out twelve compulsory practical experiments.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stockley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 August 2017
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