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Chemistry A level at The Rodillian Academy

Course description

Year 12:
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 13:
Physical chemistry 

  • Thermodynamics 
  • Rate equations 
  • Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems 
  • Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells 
  • Acids and bases 
  • Inorganic chemistry 
  • 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 
  • Chromatography 

Course content

Year 12:

Physical chemistry

Inorganic chemistry

Organic chemistry

Year 13:

Physical chemistry

Inorganic chemistry

Organic chemistry

Entry requirements

Year 12: 
Students must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above from different subjects, including English, Maths and Double or Triple science.


The course is assessed at the end of two years. This will take place through 3 two hour exams. There is no controlled assessment or coursework.
* Exam 1 will consist of physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and practical skills. 
* Exam 2 will consist of organic chemistry, physical chemistry and practical skills. 
* Exam 3 will consist all the content and practical skills.

A separate practical endorsement will be awarded alongside the A Level

Future opportunities

Potential Jobs in the heavy chemical industry, drug design, the petrochemical industry, the fine chemical industry, chemical sales advise, chemical engineering. 
Possibilities for Further Education, Higher Education, Accountancy, Teaching

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: 26 January 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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