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Chemistry at The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre

Course description

Chemistry is structured as a linear course split into six modules over two years.


Course content

Year 1

  • Module 1 relates to practical skills which are assessed throughout the written examinations and also through the Practical Endorsement during the second year.
  • In Module 2 you are introduced to the foundations of Chemistry, including atoms, compounds, molecules and equations, amount of substance, acid-base and redox reactions as well as electronic structure.
  • Module 3 you will apply these principles and theories to exciting topics such as periodicity and qualitative analysis
  • Module 4: alcohols, haloalkanes and organic synthesis

Year 2

  • Module 5 covers topics such as reaction rates and equilibrium, pH and buffers as well as entropy, free energy and transition elements.
  • Module 6 covers advanced organic chemistry including nitrogen compounds, spectroscopy and the mysterious and sometimes murky world of the aromatic hydrocarbon.

Entry requirements

  • At least six A* - C grades at GCSE including English Language and a Grade B in GCSE Chemistry or Additional Science.
  • Achieving a Grade B in GCSE Maths is desirable but not essential.

Financial information

We recommend that as well as the supplied text students purchase their own copy of a text book to supplement the course materials.

Future opportunities

Chemistry A Level is highly regarded by both universities and the world of work alike. Chemistry is an excellent stepping stone not only for those choosing to move on to a degree in the subject, but also for the Biological Sciences, Physics, Geography and Geology.

Chemistry is an essential qualification for those choosing to study Medicine,
Veterinary Science and Dentistry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016

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