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AS and A Level: Chemistry at Loughborough College

Course description

The course provides a challenging and interesting introduction to the discipline of chemistry at an advanced level.

This course is suited to students who wish to pursue a career in medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, environmental areas, engineering, or the chemical industries. It also develops the skills of analysis and enquiry, which are invaluable for a wide range of careers.

Course content

Year 1 covers:

  • Physical Chemistry: atomic structure, amount of substance, bonding, kinetics, equilibria, and redox reactions
  • Inorganic Chemistry: periodicity, group 2 chemistry, and group 7 chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry: organic compounds and isomerism, alkanes, halo-alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, and organic analysis.
  • Practical Skills: experiments are designed to improve practical competence and introduce the student to a wide variety of techniques

Year 2 covers:

  • Physical Chemistry: thermodynamics, further kinetics and equilibria, electrode potentials and electrochemical cells, acids, bases, and buffers
  • Inorganic chemistry: periodicity, transition metals, and reactions of inorganic compounds
  • Organic Chemistry: stereoisomerism, carbonyl chemistry, aromatic chemistry, amines, amino-acids, DNA, organic synthesis and analysis, structure determination, and chromatography
  • Practical Skills: building on Year 1 with more complexity and challenging analysis and evaluation

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Maths and Science (double Science or two ‘traditional’ Sciences) at grade 6
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, visit us at an Open Day, email or call 01509 618375.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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