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Chemistry at Denefield School

Course description

Year 12 students studies include:

  • Atoms, bonds and Groups - Students will pick up from their GCSE knowledge and take the model of the atom further. They will look into bonding and the history of the periodic table, and will explore how our current views of the atom and chemical reactions were formed.
  • Chains, energy and Resources - Students will extend their understanding of hydrocarbons and link these chemicals to alcohols, esters and other organic chemicals. Students will also gain an insight into analytical techniques and economic considerations.

    A2 includes: Year 13 students study:

  • Rings, Polymers and Analysis- Students will explore chromatography, spectroscopy and amino acids - the building blocks of life.
  • Equilibria, Energetics and Elements - How far? How Fast? How much? Students will investigate into the energy and rate of reactions, and apply this to the rest of their studies in the A Level course. They will use calculations to decide if reactions will be able to progress, and whether they would be economically viable.

  • Entry requirements

    To study the full range of AS Level subjects you will need to have achieved an average of 46 points from your GCSE qualifications (mostly B grades +) and, a minimum of B grades in science and/or mathematics should you be applying to study these subjects.

    How to apply

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

    Last updated date: 12 June 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years