Chemistry at Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre
The Salters Advanced Chemistry course conveys the excitement of contemporary chemistry, exploring the frontiers of research and applications of chemistry, and relating them to the concepts needed for AS and A2. The course is structured to unfold as a series of ‘chemical stories’. In total there are thirteen stories. These range from the looking at why all cars are not electric cars through to appreciating how chemistry can best be used in art restoration.
At appropriate points in a story there are ‘excursions’ to consolidate the chemical concepts needed to understand the story. These excursions may direct to new chemical content or to activities and practical laboratory work. As the course progresses new chemical concepts are met and familiar ones are revisited in a range of different contexts (stories). At each meeting revisited concepts are revised and/or built upon. This ‘drip feed’ approach means that chemical content is continually revised and broken up into manageable chunks.
To study A level Chemistry it is important to have achieved good Science GCSE grades. Good grades in GCSE Chemistry and Maths are a key advantage when stepping up to this level of study. You will need to have good communication and comprehension skills, but most of all you must be keen to learn new things.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre directly.