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Chemistry 'AS' & 'A2' at Temple Moor High School

Course description

We think there is color, we think there is sweet, we think there is bitter, but in reality there are atoms and a void. Democritus, c. 460 – c. 370 BC


Course content

Chemistry is helping us to cope with increasing pressures on energy, food, water and other scarce natural resources and helping us to live more sustainably. Chemistry is helping to improve and maintain human health for all in a rapidly changing world.

From skincare to sport, chemistry is all around us and there are many the ways that chemistry makes life more enjoyable.

Inorganic Chemistry where you will learn about Group 2, Group 7, the halogens, Properties of period 3 elements and their oxides, Transition metals.

Organic Chemistry where you will learn about Aldehydes, Ketones, Aromatic Chemistry, Amines, Amino acids , Protein and DNA. NMR and Chromatography.

Physical Chemistry where you will learn about Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, Chemical Equilibria, Redox, Acids and Bases


Entry requirements

To be a success in chemistry you will need a keen interest in science in general and a strong work ethic. Chemistry both requires and develops problem solving and logical thinking skills and having a positive attitude towards challenges and riddles is a must. You will need to be able to communicate ideas clearly and be comfortable with numeracy in order to support ideas with mathematical proof and evidence. Students with GCSE grades


2 x 2 hour written exams, 105 marks each, 35% A-level each; 1 x 2hour written exam, 90 marks, 30% A-level.


Future opportunities

Chemistry based degrees – Pure Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical

Engineering, medicinal chemistry and Colour Chemistry

None Chemistry based degrees- Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Pharmacy, Forensic science,

Bioscience, Optometry, Material Science, Nursing, Midwifery, Sports Science, Geology, Law, Geography and many more.



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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