Chemistry A Level at Monkseaton High School
The A Level course provides a comprehensive journey through the systems that control and manage living organisms.
- 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
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
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.