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Chemistry GCE A Level (Cheadle Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

The course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of Chemistry. We will ensure that your learning is enjoyable, challenging and relevant to contemporary issues by building on the concepts of How Science Works that are introduced at GCSE.

Course content

A Level (year two) Unit Four: Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry Acids and bases; nomenclature and Isomerism in organic chemistry; compounds containing the carbonyl group; amines: base properties and nucleophilic properties; polymers; organic synthesis and analysis. Unit Five: Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry Thermodynamics; Periodicity; reactions of Period 3 elements; redox equilibria; general properties of transition metals. Unit Six: Investigative and Practical Skills - External Assessment Making observations and measurements; Analysing and evaluating results

Entry requirements

You will have studied GCSE Science with GCSE Additional Science (not Applied Science) and achieved a grade BB or above, or GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics and achieved a grade B or above. You will also require a grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics.


Throughout the course you will have regular assessments [approximately monthly] which will give you the opportunity to test your understanding of recent material. These assessments are all at past paper standard and you will be expected to pass them all! This is excellent preparation for the external exams:

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years