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Chemistry AS & A level at Brentside High School

Course description

At AS level the course covers the three main strands of chemistry; inorganic, organic and physical, with a focus on practical work which teaches the use of chemicals and their related hazards. Topics covered include atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding and structure, the fundamentals of organic chemistry, energetic and chemical kinetics and the part they all play in industrial chemistry.

 

At A level the course covers the three main strands of chemistry: Inorganic, organic and physical, with a focus on practical work which teaches the use of chemicals and their related hazards. Topics covered include atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding and structure, organic chemistry, transition metal chemistry, energetics, chemical kinetics and equilibria. 

Entry requirements

Grade A in GCSE additional science or grade B in GCSE chemistry, plus grade B in GCSE mathematics and grade B in GCSE English language.

Assessment

AS level is assessed by two examinations. 

 

A level is assessed by three examinations. The third examination includes questions on work done in practical experiments.

 

Examination board: Edexcel 

Future opportunities

An A level in chemistry will enable you to follow a range of courses at university, such as pure chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical sciences and pharmacy. Students wishing to study medicine must pass chemistry A level, usually with a grade A.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brentside High School directly.

Last updated date: 22 August 2016
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  • Start date: Next September

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