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Chemistry GCE A Level at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College

Course description

You will gain hands-on practical and data analysis skills, learn to appreciate how science works, and understand its relevance beyond the laboratory. You will demonstrate a synoptic understanding and will study chemistry in a contemporary context.

 

Course content

Physical Chemistry– Atomic Structure, Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, Redox & Equilibrium, Rate Equations, Thermodynamics, Acids and Bases, Equilibrium Constants, Electrochemistry.

Inorganic Chemistry– Periodicity, Group II & Group VII, Period 3, Transition Metals & Ions in Aqueous Solution.

Organic Chemistry– Nomenclature, Isomerism, Alkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols, Halogenoalkanes, Analysis, Optical Isomerism, Carbonyl Compounds, Aromatic Chemistry, Nitrogen Containing Compounds, Polymers, Organic Synthesis, NMR & Chromatography.

A level Chemistry will be examined by three written paper examinations. At least 12 practical activities across the two year A level course will be assessed by teachers and lead to a Practical Endorsement certificate.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in two single science GCSE’s (including Chemistry) or grade 66 in GCSE Combined Science.Also GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above.

Assessment

A level Chemistry will be examined by three written paper examinations. At least 12 practical activities across the two year A level course will be assessed by teachers and lead to a practical endorsement certificate. Practical knowledge and understanding will be examined in the written examinations and will contribute to approximately 15% of the total marks.

Financial information

There are no costs associated with this course.

Future opportunities

Chemistry is very highly regarded by universities and employers alike. Once you have a chemistry qualification you may be surprised at just how many places you could end up working. Mainstream chemistry courses include Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering. You could also study a course such as Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Forensic Sciences, and Polymer Science.

Further information

The qualification is linked to linear assessment with all examinations taking place at the end of the course.

Did you know?

A chemical engineer’s starting salary is in the region of £28,500, rising up to £70,000 depending on experience and industry.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 31 August 2018
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