Chemistry at Swanwick Hall School
COURSE STRUCTURE - AS LEVEL
Unit 1: Foundation Chemistry (atomic structure, bonding, the Periodic Table, basic Organic Chemistry)
Unit 2: Chemistry in Action (Reaction rates, halogens, extraction of metals, further Organic chemistry)
Unit 3: Investigative and Practical Skills (internally assessed unit of a wide range of practical skills and experimental investigations) An opportunity to represent the school in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Schools Analyst competition. Lab based activities in a local university.
COURSE STRUCTURE – A2 LEVEL
Unit 4: Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry.(Studying the driving forces behind reactions, reversible reactions and more advanced organic reactions including manufacture of explosives plus biology based topics)
Unit 5: Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry.( Energy changes in reactions, and the chemistry of transition metals)
Unit 6: Investigative and Practical Skills (internally assessed practical work as for AS)
In order to access this course students must have achieved a minimum of A* - C in 5 different subjects including English and Maths at GCSE Level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Swanwick Hall School directly.