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Chemistry A Level at Monkseaton High School

Course description

The A Level course provides a comprehensive journey through the systems that control and manage living organisms.

Key Skills

  • Practical and analytical skills
  • Synoptic overview of the relevance of chemistry in society in the 21st century
  • Collaboration and communication via subject based problem solving
  • Independent study skills

Course content

Topic 1: Physical Chemistry: Atomic Structure and Bonding

Topic 2: Inorganic Chemistry: The alkaline earth metals (group 2) and halogens (group 7) of the periodic table

Topic 3: Organic Chemistry: The structure and properties of alkanes, alkenes and alcohols

Topic 4: Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, rate equations and acids and bases

Topic 5: Inorganic Chemistry: Transition metals and the reactions of ions in aqueous solution

Topic 6: Organic Chemistry: Polymers, aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids

Entry requirements

5A*-C/9-5GCSE grades. Students must also achieve at least B grades in Core Science and Additional Science or GCSE Chemistry, and at least a grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.


Paper 1 May/June: 35% of total A Level

Paper 2 May/June: 35% of total A Level

Paper 3 May/June: 30% of the total A level

Practical skill development through 12 compulsory experiments

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monkseaton High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years