Chemistry at Brighouse High School
This is the study of macroscopic, atomic, subatomic and particulate phenomena in chemical systems. This encompasses a diverse range of topics including; atomic structure, bonding, amount of substance, kinetics, equilibria and pH.
This is the study of the structure, properties and reactions of inorganic compounds. This section focuses on trends visible in the periodic table and properties exhibited by elements in particular groups, e.g. the transition metals.
This is the study of the structure, properties and reactions of organic compounds. This section is concerned with the vast amount of covalent compounds of the element carbon, and links closely to topics studied in Biology. The nomenclature, structure, properties and reactions of these compounds is studied, in addition to analytical techniques.
A practical endorsement will be assessed by teachers; students will be expected to develop and demonstrate competency in a range of skills that are not assessable in written exams. Students will achieve a pass or fail in this area which will appear on their qualification certificate. This assessment will not contribute to their overall grade. Other practical skills will be assessed in exams.
AS & A-Level
1.1 Atomic structure
1.2 Amount of substance
1.6 Chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier’s principle
1.7 Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
1.9 Rate equations
1.10 Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems
1.11 Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
1.12 Acids and bases
AS & A-level
2.2 Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
2.3 Group 7(17), the halogens
2.4 Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
2.5 Transition metals
2.6 Reactions of ions in aqueous solution
AS & A-Level
3.1 Introduction to organic chemistry
3.6 Organic analysis
3.7 Optical isomerism
3.8 Aldehydes and ketones
3.9 Carboxylic acids and derivatives
3.10 Aromatic chemistry
3.13 Amino acids, proteins and DNA
3.14 Organic synthesis
3.15 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Entry Requirements: A minimum of 5 GCSE A*-C including Mathematics and English language.
A minimum of a grade B is required in triple sciences or a B grade in core science and a grade B in additional science.
Assessment: 4 exams at the end of 2 years of study in May/June 2018.
This is a two year linear course. The AS is a standalone qualification if taken, and does not count towards the full A2.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brighouse High School directly.