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Chemistry A Level at Enfield Grammar School

Course description

Chemistry involves the study of atoms & molecules and how & why they interact. During the course you will make useful products such as aspirin, soap and nylon. You will dissolve 1 pence coins to determine their copper content, analyse the iron content of spinach and extract limonene, an essential oil, from oranges. You will learn how to carry out practical work safely & effectively, collect and analyse results. You will solve problems logically & mathematically and use the language of Chemistry (formulae, equations & diagrams as well as words such as ‘enthalpy’) precisely to explain observations. It is a challenging but rewarding course.

Course content

AQA A level chemistry course 7405 requires you to take 3 2 hour exams at the end of Year 13. You will also carry out practical work to gain the practical endorsement awar
d which is now usually required for you to study a science degree at university.
Physical chemistry The theoretical parts of chemistry, including atomic structure, chemical calculations, bonding, rates of reaction, acids & bases, equilibria and energ
Inorganic chemistry The study of reactions of Groups 2, 7 & transition metal elements plus periodicity. Organic chemistry The study of reactions of carbon containing compounds, e.g. alkenes, alcohols and benzene.

Entry requirements

Students who have gained grade 6/6 or better in Combined Science and have good maths & English skills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 January 2018
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