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Chemistry AS at Harris Academy Purley

Course description

Students can choose to study Chemistry for just one year (modules 1-4) and complete the relevant exams to attain an AS Level in Chemistry.

Course content

Year 12 Content

Physical Chemistry

The content of this module includes atomic structure, amount of substance, bonding, energetics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium and Le Chatelier’s principle.

Inorganic Chemistry

This module includes the study of: periodicity, group 2 alkaline earth metals and group 7 halogens.

Organic Chemistry

In this module, students learn about: introduction to organic chemistry, alkanes, halogen alkanes, alkenes, alcohols and organic analysis.

Entry requirements

Students need a grade 6 in Chemistry GCSE and in Maths GCSE and a grade 5 or above in English Language GCSE. 

Assessment

Exam Board: AQA

Students can choose to study Chemistry for just one year (modules 1-4) and complete the relevant exams to attain an AS Level in Chemistry.

Future opportunities

An understanding of Chemistry is essential for Medicine, Dentistry, Forensic Science, Pharmacy, Geology and Archaeology. Chemistry is the qualification most needed to join a Science based degree course. The practical skills, experience of data analysis and the ability to express oneself concisely and accurately are useful attributes and help to prepare a young person for a career in a wide variety of fields.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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