Chemistry - AS Level at RR6 Wimbledon
Why study Chemistry? Chemistry will appeal to students who are creative problem solvers. You will build up a range of practical skills such as retrieval skills, numeracy and ICT. You will need to work effectively as an individual and as a part of a group, developing independence, team participation and leadership skills. What topics will I study? AS: Foundation Chemistry: atomic structures, amounts of substance, bonding periodicity, introduction of organic chemistry. Chemistry in action: energetic, kinetic, equilibria, redox reactions, halogens, alkaline earth metals, extraction of metals, haloalkanes, alkenes, alcohol, analytical techniques. A2: Further kinetics and equilibria, acids and bases, nomenclature and isomerism in organic chemistry, carbonyl compounds, aromatic organic chemistry, amines, amino acids, polymers, organic synthesis and analysis, thermodynamics, periodicity, redox equilibria, transition metals, inorganic chemistry. How will I be assessed? AS: Unit 1: written paper worth 33% of AS. Unit 2: written paper worth 46% of AS. Unit 3: internal assessment of practical work - PSA and ISA - worth 20% of AS. A2: Unit 4: written paper worth 40 % of A2. Unit 5: written paper worth 40% of A2. Unit 6: internal assessment of practical work - PSA and ISA - worth 20% of A2. An example/illustration of the type if work involved: You will: use theories, models and ideas to develop and modify scientific explanations; use knowledge and understanding to pose scientific questions, define scientific problems and present scientific arguments; develop an understanding of the role of the scientific community in validating new knowledge.
Grade B or higher in GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics OR both Core and Additional Science. Grade A in Additional Applied Science OR Distinctions in BTEC First Applied Science.
Careers include: forensic science and toxicology, pharmacology, sport science, chemical engineering, veterinary medicine, biological sciences, environmental science, pharmacy and dentistry. Chemistry A level is essential if you have an interest in pursuing a degree in medicine.
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact RR6 Wimbledon directly.