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Chemistry A Level at Holly Lodge 11-19 Science College

Course description

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all the A-level exams at the end of their 2 year A-level course.

Course content

1 Physical chemistry

3.1.1 Atomic structure

3.1.2 Amount of substance

3.1.3 Bonding

3.1.4 Energetics

3.1.5 Kinetics

3.1.6 Chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier’s principle

3.1.7 Oxidation, reduction and redox equations

3.1.8 Thermodynamics

3.1.9 Rate equations

3.1.10 Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems

3.1.11 Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells

3.1.12 Acids and bases

 

3.2 Inorganic chemistry

3.2.1 Periodicity

3.2.2 Group 2, the alkaline earth metals

3.2.3 Group 7(17), the halogens

3.2.4 Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides

3.2.5 Transition metals

3.2.6 Reactions of ions in aqueous solution

 

3.3 Organic chemistry

3.3.1 Introduction to organic chemistry

3.3.2 Alkanes

3.3.3 Halogenoalkanes

3.3.4 Alkenes

3.3.5 Alcohols

3.3.6 Organic analysis

3.3.7 Optical isomerism

3.3.8 Aldehydes and ketones

3.3.9 Carboxylic acids and derivatives

3.3.10 Aromatic chemistry

3.3.11 Amines

3.3.12 Polymers

3.3.13 Amino acids, proteins and DNA

3.3.14 Organic synthesis

3.3.15 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

3.3.16 Chromatography

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade B in science and a grade B in Maths.

Assessment

Paper 1

What’s assessed:

Relevant physical chemistry topics (sections 3.1.1 to 3.1.4, 3.1.6 to 3.1.8 and 3.1.10 to 3.1.12)

Inorganic chemistry (section 3.2)

Relevant practical skills

Assessed Written exam: 2 hours

105 marks

35% of A-level

Questions

105 marks of short and long answer questions

 

Paper 2

What’s assessed:

Relevant physical chemistry topics (sections 3.1.2 to 3.1.6 and 3.1.9)

Organic chemistry (section 3.3)

Relevant practical skills

Assessed written exam: 2 hours

105 marks

35% of A-level

Questions

105 marks of short and long answer questions

 

Paper 3

What’s assessed Any content:

Any practical skills

Assessed written exam: 2 hours

90 marks

30% of A-level

Questions

40 marks of questions on practical techniques and data analysis

20 marks of questions testing across the specification

30 marks of multiple choice questions

 

 

 

Future opportunities

A degree leading to a career as a :

  • Analytical chemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Healthcare professional
  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Research scientist (physical sciences)
  • Toxicologist
  • Medic
  • Dentist

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holly Lodge 11-19 Science College directly.

Last updated date: 16 December 2016
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