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Chemistry (A Level) at Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18

Course description

This course will be of relevance to anyone who is interested in exploring the fundamental principles that form the basis of chemistry and the applications of these principles.


A detailed outline is produced below.


Year 1

Physical chemistry:

Atomic structure, Amount of substance, Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, Chemical, equilibria and Le Chatelier’s principle, Oxidation, reduction and redox equations

Inorganic chemistry:

Periodicity, Group 2 the alkaline earth metals, Group 7(17) the halogens

Organic chemistry:

Introduction to organic chemistry, Alkanes, Halogenoalkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols, Organic analysis


Year 2

Physical chemistry:

Thermodynamics, Rate equations, Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells, Acids and bases

Inorganic chemistry:

Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides, Transition metals, Reactions of ions in aqueous solution

Organic chemistry:

Optical isomerism, Aldehydes and ketones Carboxylic acids and derivatives, Aromatic chemistry,  Amines, Polymers, Amino acids, proteins and DNA Organic synthesis, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Future opportunities

Chemistry can open pathways to many careers either through a university or modern apprenticeship route.


Examples of subjects where Chemistry is desirable are: Chemistry; Teaching; Chemical Engineer; Pharmacy; Medicine; Dentistry; Veterinary; Biochemistry; Forensics; Public protection; and many more, too numerous to list here.

Further information

To discuss the course, contact Mr P Hurst Head of Science.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18 directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2018
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