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Chemistry A Level at Ashfield School

Course description

Chemistry is everywhere in the world around you! It's in the food you eat, clothes you wear, water you drink, medicines, air, cleaners... you name it. Chemistry sometimes is called the "central science" because it connects to other sciences, such as biology, physics, geology and environmental science.

Course content

Topics studied include:

  • Atomic structure
  • Amount of substance
  • Bonding
  • Kinetics
  • Equilibria
  • Periodicity
  • Group 2 metals
  • Halogens
  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Alkanes
  • Halogenoalkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Organic analysis.
  • Thermodynamics
  • Rate equations
  • Equilibrium constant
  • Reaction of period 3 elements
  • Transition metals
  • Ion reaction analysis
  • Isomerism
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Spectroscopy

Entry requirements

Minimum of a 7 and 6 in GCSE Science (or included in triple science grades), plus a 6 in GCSE Mathematics and a 6 in GCSE English.

Assessment

A2 Chemistry - has 2 x 2hr exams (35% each) plus 1 x 2hr exam (30%) plus 12 required practical's.

Future opportunities

Career prospects for Chemistry graduates are very good. Jobs directly related to a Chemistry degree include Analytical Chemist, Chemical Engineer, Healthcare Scientist, Forensic Scientist, Research Scientist and Toxicologist. In addition, and A Level in Chemistry is needed for entry to Medicine and Veterinary Medicine degree courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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