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Chemistry A Level at Landau Forte College

Course description

The aim of A Level Chemistry is to develop interest in and enthusiasm for Chemistry, and to allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding chemical principles drawn from different areas.

Course content

AS Level:

This is a stand-alone qualification, which is taught alongside the full A level but which do not count towards it. There are four taught modules.
The first module is the Practical Skills module which underpins the whole of the specification and covers the practical skills that students should develop throughout the course.
The second is Foundations in Chemistry covering the fundamental concepts needed throughout the course, for example; atomic structure, bonding and the mole.
During The periodic table and energy, students learn about enthalpy changes, reaction rates and group 2 and 7.
In Core organic Chemistry topics covered include the study of hydrocarbons, alcohols and halogen alkanes.

The two papers are taken at the end of the year:
Breadth in Chemistry– multiple choice and short answer questions covering all four modules
Depth in Chemistry –structured and extended answer questions again covering all four modules

A Level:

Students will study the same four modules as those on the AS course in the first year and in the second year will study two further modules.
Physical chemistry and transition elements develop students understanding of many of the central concepts in chemistry, including rates of reaction, pH enthalpy, entropy, electrode potentials and transition elements.
Organic chemistry and analysis build on students work at AS and introduces new analytical techniques including NMR.

The final examination, at the end of two years of study, consists of three papers;
The Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry - a variety of questions covering modules one, two, three and five.

Synthetic and analytical techniques - covering modules one, two four and six

Unified Chemistry – covering all six modules

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs graded 9 to 6 in Core and Additional Science (OR GCSEs graded 9 to 6 in Chemistry AND Biology OR Physics) AND Mathematics graded 9-6.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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