Chemistry A Level at Carre's Grammar School
In year 12 candidates are given a solid grounding in the fundamentals of Chemistry. The specification introduces the chemical reactivity of atoms and their compounds and provides an understanding of structure and bonding. Chemical calculations include the study of amounts of substance. Physical chemistry topics cover energy changes and rates of reactions. The development and use of the periodic table is explained and organic chemical reaction mechanisms are introduced. In year 13 the specification further develops the concepts of chemistry introduced in year 12. Candidates study physical chemistry topics of kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Organic chemistry is extended to include spectroscopic techniques that determine molecular formulae and structures of organic compounds. The study of the periodic table continues, including the chemistry of transition elements.
The minimum entry requirements for academic level 3 study apply. In addition: All students must have Grade 6+ in Maths owing to the considerable mathematical content of the new A Levels. It is strongl y recommended also that students have attained Grade A or better in GCSE science subjects. The minimum entry requirements for Double Award Students is AB in Science. The minimum entry requirements for Triple Award Students are B in Chemistry plus one other science and performance in the exam components may be taken into account, given the 100% examined nature of the A Level. You will be required to complete independent study throughout the course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carre's Grammar School directly.