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CHEMISTRY A LEVEL (RPA) at Richmond Park Academy - RPA

Course description

In this fascinating subject you will have the opportunity to perfect your practical science skills and apply them to various areas of the field of study. You will investigate the many different branches of organic and inorganic chemistry. Controlled assessments will be conducted during lesson time and the modules will be externally assessed. At AS level students study the fundamentals of chemistry, while in A2, students extend the skills of AS and apply them to the real world of chemistry.

Course content

The exam board for Key Stage 5 is AQA, we offer all three sciences at A Level and they are very popular In chemistry the main topics covered are atomic structure and bonding, quantitative chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

AS 
Unit 1: Physical chemistry 
Unit 2: Inorganic chemistry 
Unit 3: Organic chemistry

A2 (A Level) 
Unit 4: Further physical – thermodynamics, kinetics, acids 
Unit 5: Inorganic periodicity – transition metals 
Unit 6: Further Organic – isomerism, nomenclature, DNA

Entry requirements

Additional & Core Science GCSE grade 6
Mathematics GCSE grade  6
English GCSE grade 6

Future opportunities

Successful chemistry students may choose to study medical sciences or chemistry at university. A chemistry degree could open doors to a wide range of professions. The food we eat, the clothes we wear and the technology we use are all thanks to the work of chemists; they develop new medicines, safeguard our food supply and monitor and protect our environment. Possible careers include pharmacy, biochemistry, chemical engineering, drug research, environmental science and forensic science

Further information

EXAM BOARD: AQA

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Park Academy - RPA directly.

Last updated date: 07 December 2017
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