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Chemistry AS and A level at Frome Community College

Course description

Subject Content:

Year 12

•  Atomic structure           

•  Amount of substance   

•  Chemical equilibria         

•  Halogens          

•  Bonding            

•  Energetics      

•  Redox reactions

•  Group 2 chemistry

•  Periodicity

Year 13

•  Thermodynamics

•  Rate equations

•  Equilibrium constants

•  Electrode potentials

•  Acids and bases

•  Properties of period 3 elements and their oxides

•  Transition metals

•  Reactions of ions in solution

•  Optical isomerism

•  Aldehydes and ketones

•  Carboxylic acids and their derivatives

•  Aromatic chemistry  

•  Amines

•  Polymers

•  Amino acids, proteins and DNA

•  Organic synthesis

•  Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

•  Chromatography.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A* - C including English and/or maths.  Grade B in maths and B in science core/additional/separate chemistry/biology/physics.


This qualification is linear, meaning that students will sit all their AS exams at the end of the AS course and all of their A Level exams at the end of the A Level course.

•  There are six required practicals at AS and six further required practicals for A Level chemistry

There are two, one and a half-hour exams for AS Chemistry and three, two-hour exams for the full A-Level.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Frome Community College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September